The CEO and director of transformation of NHS England and Improvement have responded to a letter written by the chairs of the Digital Health Networks.
The chairs of the Digital Health Networks have written an open letter to Amanda Pritchard and Dr Timothy Ferris following the Wade-Gery review.
As it is revealed that NHS Digital and NHSX is to merge with NHS England and Improvement, Jon Hoeksma explores what the consequences will be.
Industry leaders told Digital Health their reactions to the news that NHS Digital and NHSX is to merge with NHS England and Improvement.
The chairs of the Networks have said streamlining digital bodies across the NHS is a sensible step, but they are concerned about those with jobs at risk.
The funding forms part of a wider £5.9bn to help clear the record high backlog of patient’s waiting for treatment, as well as buying new NHS IT.
The new director of transformation at NHS England and Improvement has said digital change in healthcare is “really difficult” but is “absolutely essential”.
The Digital Clinical Safety Strategy aims to help the NHS provide a safer service when using digital technology, through training and better use od data.
It comes as the government introduced a new health and social care tax to raise an extra £36billion for frontline services over the next three years.