NHSX is looking to create a framework for NHS Trusts to procure communication services in a bid to help phase out pagers.
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust joins two Midlands trusts in deploying the app-based service in a bid to keep unnecessary A&E visits down.
Google and Apple have released their Covid-19 contact-tracing software which can be used by smartphones across the globe.
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Many nurses and allied health professionals who are working in healthcare IT feel their role should be certified, a Digital Health survey has revealed.
Health secretary Matt Hancock had previously said the app would be rolled out by mid-May, as had NHSX chief Matthew Gould.
The Digital Health Summer Schools have gone virtual this year, with two days of online learning, networking and collaboration expected to take place.
A team of trained mental health professionals will offer direct video support to responders and patients in a bid to reduce unnecessary A&E attendances.
Privacy expert Polly Sanderson told Digital Health News there were “serious issues” associated with relying on the self-reporting of symptoms.
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The pilot will allow the trusts to test the software, which will be used by contact tracers to collect the information they need digitally.