November’s movers and shakers features a new CIO at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole and a government commercial director joining the supervisory GS1 UK.
A high-level review of the digital responsibilities of different NHS agencies, led by NHS Digital’s new chair, is thought to have been postponed.
In a column for Digital Health News under an alias, David Boyd, provides some suggestions for the upcoming Wade-Gery review of NHS Digital and NHSX.
DHSC and the NHS have a “long way to go” to deal with the legacy of their track record of failed IT programmes”, a key government committee has said.
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From today the NHS Covid-19 App will be updated to increase the accuracy of close contact notifications sent out by the app.
The Health Foundation has raised concerns about the lack of published evidence from the NHS Covid-19 App’s pilots, which it says could risk public trust.
The Department of Health and Social Care will provide up to 11,000 iPads to care homes to reduce the risk of Covid-19 from people visiting homes.
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As NHSX turns one, Digital Health News has looked back on what has happened since the organisation was officially launched.
The app was designed to speed up the process of contact-tracing, with epidemiologists previously warning manual contact-tracing would be too slow.
Health secretary Matt Hancock had previously said the app would be rolled out by mid-May, as had NHSX chief Matthew Gould.