Jeremy Hunt is to remain health secretary following the Conservative Party’s victory in last week’s general election, and the formation of the first all-Conservative cabinet in 18 years.
Twenty fourteen was a year of waiting: for a financial crisis, and a plan to avert one; for tech funds and the IT strategy to support them. Fortunately, things happened in the meantime. Lyn Whitfield reports.
The National Information Board has issued its much delayed IT strategy – ‘Personalised Health and Care 2020’ – which ties NHS IT more closely into health service policy, financial and regulatory frameworks.
The National Information Board’s IT strategy includes a strong drive on standards, as it attempts to chart a course between a centralised approach and encouraging local innovation.
The National Information Board will publish a framework next week to make sure the NHS can “get behind” the information revolution promises of the ‘Five Year Forward View’.