The former health secretary will lead a group of MPs tasked with scrutinising NHS performance and the policy and expenditure of the Department of Health.
The departing Secretary of State, Jeremy Hunt, claimed his successor has a ‘brilliant understanding of the power of technology’.
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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Doctors in Unite (DiU) has accused the service of eroding the personal relationship between GP and patient, and of “hoovering up” younger patients.
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The number of women who may have had their lives shortened due to an IT error affecting the breast cancer screening programme is now estimated to be ‘fewer than 75’ rather than the initially-cited 270.
Appointed in 2012, Hunt as been a high profile figure in the media for his role in changing the junior doctors contract though he has pushed for better improvements to technology within the NHS.
Jeremy Hunt told the House of Commons that “no stone will be left unturned in uncovering the truth” behind the computer algorithm failure which led to 450,000 women missing their final breast cancer screening.
Dr Eric Topol an expert in cardiology, genetics and digital medicine, will lead the report which aims to look into how the NHS could invest in training for its tens of thousands of members of staff.
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Reactions have been pouring in to the news that a ‘computer algorithm failure’ which dated back to 2009 resulted in around 450,000 missing their final breast cancer screening.
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