Tagged Matt Hancock

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Pagers: Is banning more NHS tech really the right thing to do?

Joost Bruggeman, a former doctor and surgeon and co-founder of Siilo, discusses why an outright ban of pagers is problematic for the NHS – discussing aspects such as funding and a plan of action.  However good it looks spread across the centre-fold of the Sunday Telegraph, banning more stalwart NHS technology – without a plan, general guidance or…

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NHS and digital economy to work under new joint unit

A new joint unit, NHSX, is to be created with the aim of bringing the benefits of modern technology to every patient and clinician, the Department for Health and Social Care has announced. The organisation will use experts in technology, digital, data and cyber security to deliver on the Health Secretary’s tech vision and the Long Term Plan…

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NHS England announces app’s public rollout

The NHS App has begun its public rollout after private testing with more than 3,000 patients across 30 GP practices in England. Testing took place between September and December and feedback from patients and practice staff means changes have been made to the online registration process, how GP appointment information is presented and changes to…

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How healthtech will support mental health in 2019

Dr Zain Sikafi, CEO and co-founder of Mynurva, and a former GP, explains the role technology could have in supporting mental health, and examines potential influential innovations in the year ahead. Only a week into the New Year, Prime Minister Theresa May’s 10-year NHS plan has been subject to much discussion. Some £2.3 billion of…

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