The funding boost, through the government’s Digital Health Technology Catalyst, aims to accelerate the development of digital health innovation.
Officials developing NHS England’s long term plan have estimated it will cost between £10.9bn and £12.9bn to support digitisation across 15 areas included within it.
The Countess of Chester Hospital and University of Chester will explore how VR can help patients practice and relearn daily activities following a stroke.
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Successful projects this year include a GPS app designed to track the availability of hospital beds and an AI-based support system for surgeons.
STPs will be expected to support a move to a standard electronic patient record system across all regional organisations under the HSLI programme.
A prospectus for the £412.5 million Health System Led Investment (HSLI) programme was issued on 10 August to all STP leaders, but while spending plans will be developed across a local health economy, funding will go to individual providers.
The Department of Health and Social Care has released an additional £215 million to help tackle some of the biggest health challenges facing the NHS.
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Local authorities, adult social care providers, researchers and academic institutions have been invited to apply for a share of £1.58m split into three “streams” to fund new means of digitising the flow of information between adult social care and health settings.
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The government has announced it is releasing £760 million into the NHS, which includes money to improve the use of its digital programme as part of the national health body’s 70th birthday.
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