Government issues new digital guidance to transform adult social care
Social care employers will be better able to equip their staff with digital skills, enhancing patient care, thanks to new government guidance.
DHSC next steps to support social care cuts workforce investment in half
The DHSC has published an announcement on adult social care that allocates £100m for digitisation in the sector but cuts workforce investment in half.
Government sets strategy to bolster NHS and social care’s cyber defence
The new strategy sets out five ways to build cyber resilience in health and care by 2030 and aims to contribute to a more sustainable NHS for the future.
NHS App to gain new features and functionality in 2023
The NHS App is to gain new functionality to help patients take more control of their healthcare, including booking flu jabs and GP communication.
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New science, research and evidence director to help lead NHIR
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has appointed Dr Gail Marzetti to help lead the National Institute for Health and Care and steer research.
NHS Covid-19 app to share user’s venue check-in data
The update to the NHS Covid-19 app is due to be rolled out before venues including non-essential shops, gyms and outdoor hospitality open on 12 April.
Palantir’s contract ‘won’t be extended without public consultation’
Foxglove and openDemocracy have announced the government “conceded” it would not offer Palantir a long-term role in the NHS without public consultation.
Child health records set to be digitised earlier than planned
Working with NHSX the government is bringing forward work to digitise the records, which contain babies’ information about their growth and development.
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Digital innovation must be ‘at heart’ of healthcare reform
Public Policy Projects called on the government to use digital innovation to better enable collaboration across the NHS and social care.
Interoperability should not come at cost of “transparent” procurement
Integrated care systems will need to have interoperability embedded if true joined up health and care is to be achieved, a healthcare supplier has said.