NHS Digital’s interim CEO Simon Bolton has announced that he will not remain as part of NHS England once the organisations merge in January 2023.
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust has become one of the first in the UK to create a remote monitoring ward for patients with atrial fibrillation.
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The director of transformation at NHS England and Improvement, Tim Ferris, said that the current level of digital maturity across the NHS is “patchy”.
The review of NHS IT organisations has finally been published, and as exclusively revealed by Digital Health, recommends the axing of NHS Digital and NHSX.
Industry leaders told Digital Health their reactions to the news that NHS Digital and NHSX is to merge with NHS England and Improvement.
Both NHS Digital and NHSX are to be incorporated into NHS England and Improvement, following recommendations made in the Wade-Gery review.
The new director of transformation at NHS England and Improvement has said digital change in healthcare is “really difficult” but is “absolutely essential”.
A study has revealed the majority of the UK’s leading health providers are accelerating digital transformation plans this year in response to Covid-19.
Dr Timothy Ferris will lead the organisations new Transformation Directorate bringing the NHSE/I operational improvement team and NHSX.