Joe McDonald knows that fairness is deeply ingrained in primates; so there were always going to be worries about the global digital centres of excellence programme. Now the Wachter Review is out, though, he says the NHS needs to focus on the positives.
The 2016 Health and Social Care Innovation Expo wasn’t short on new policies, big reveals, and fancy tech. Ben Heather examines what we learned at the big event and what questions remain.
In response to the Wachter review of NHS IT, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced there will be two waves of ‘global’ and ‘national’ digital exemplars, forming an ‘Ivy league’ with the side effect of excluding half of trusts from pre-2020 funding.
EXCLUSIVE: Frantic behind the scenes lobbying is underway to persuade NHS England to pick a wide range of digital exemplar sites, ahead of the announcement of the ‘centres of digital excellence’ at tomorrow’s NHS Innovation Expo.