Amanda Pritchard has been confirmed as the new chief executive of NHS England – and the first female chief executive since the NHS was established in 1948.
Sajid Javid has been appointed as health secretary at a time when the use of data and technology in the NHS is at a pivotal moment.
Job specifications reveal the new NHS CEO will take on four responsibilities, with the need for digital transformation forming a prominent part of the role.
Ambulance crews across England are to have access to tens of thousands of iPads in order to give patients the right care faster.
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The chief executive of the NHS, Sir Simon Stevens, is to stand down at the end of July, NHS England and Improvement confirmed.
The NHS reform will “modernise the legal framework” to make the health system “fit for the future”, according to a government statement.
It comes as nearly 16,000 Covid-19 cases went unreported between 25 September and 2 October, reportedly due to an error with a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
Secretive NHS talks to discuss the potential to commercialise 65 million patients’ records risked jeopardising patient trust, Professor Joe McDonald said.
A secretive meeting, held on 24 October, saw discussions around collecting patient data to improve healthcare services and potentially profit from it.
In his keynote address Simon Stevens said more funding was needed to build on recent Government investments, including the £250 million for an AI Lab.
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