Beverley Bryant, NHS England’s director of digital technology, has laid out a busy schedule for the start of the New Year.
A winter crisis, an election, a spending round, projects that went well, projects that didn’t. Lyn Whitfield looks back over 12 months of healthcare IT news.
The National Audit Office has reiterated its warning that trust finances are “not sustainable” in a report that queries the ability of national bodies and the ‘Five Year Forward View’ to pull them back from the brink.
NHS England is bidding for billions of IT investment to improve NHS productivity. A McKinsey presentation shows that if it succeeds, the service will be required to deliver on a scale never before achieved, argues Digital Health editor Jon Hoeksma.
The Treasury is being asked for up to £5.6 billion to support the NHS’ technology ambitions, as part of the spending review process that will conclude later this month.
NHS England’s director of patients and information Tim Kelsey speaks to Digital Health’s news editor Rebecca McBeth about the steps being taken to make sure technology can deliver its contribution to the ‘Five Year Forward View’ savings.
The NHS needs a cash injection now, a transformation fund to support change, and a long-term review of its funding needs, think-tanks have told the Treasury in formal submissions to this year’s critical spending review.
Clinical commissioning groups were unexpectedly given responsibility for leading the NHS’ digital ambitions at the NHS Expo. Rebecca McBeth considers the implications.
An interoperability handbook and procurement guide will be released tomorrow to help clinical commissioning groups write their digital roadmaps and healthcare providers achieve the vision of interoperable patient records.
Thomas Meek talks to Beverley Bryant, NHS England’s director of digital technology, about her priorities; and where the money is going to come from.