A blueprint and guide that policymakers and other stakeholders can use to design inclusive skills policies for the digital age. This report: Explains how the Digital Frontrunners programme equips participants with new competencies for designing effective policy in the digital
This report discusses the implementation challenges and to realising the potential for blockchain – distributed ledger technology (DLT) in healthcare, to warn against shoehorning a solution into a problem. This includes issues around security, trust, the implications of GDPR, as well
Information for all clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England regarding the completion of the mandatory personal health budgets data collection being implemented on a quarterly basis from July 2018 onwards.
This is a step-by-step guide that will help GP practices to go about checking patients who want to access GP online services.
This report summarise research evaluating the main legal barriers to the better use of health data for pharmaceutical innovation. Issues are evaluated according to barriers arising in utilising data to support key activities across the lifecycle of a medicine: epidemiology
Chief Medical Officers annual report, this year the focus is on discussing: health as the nation’s primary asset the health environment we live in and build together using emerging technologies to improve health for everyone effective planning for the future
Updated document first published in 2001, that sets out guidelines on handling mammograms and screening records. It includes information about: legal requirements review of screen packets storage issues destroying films and paperwork
Using robotics has been suggested as one way to help improve the quality of UK social care and manage increasing pressures on services. This POSTnote describes robotic technology and outlines the main ways it has been developed for use in social care. It reviews evidence on
This letter was issued to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) by Will Smart, Chief Information Officer, Health and Social Care and Dr Masood Nazir, Associate CCIO for Primary Care. It looks at a questionnaire designed to assess the digital maturity of CCGs.
New data-driven technologies, powered by novel ways of linking and analysing patient data, are set to transform the way that health and social care is delivered as well as the ways in which we manage our own health. Technologies such
This review presents a selection of recent research on assistive technology for older people funded by The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and other government funders. This has been selected with help from an expert steering group. In this
Digital exclusion in the UK is holding back economic growth and stalling social inclusion. In 2018, 11.3million adults lack one or more of the basic digital skills for life and work. At current rates of progress, by 2028 there will
It is no surprise that improving cancer care is a priority for the Government. A key announcement in the Prime Minister’s 2018 Conservative Party Conference speech was the launch of a new cancer strategy to improve survival rates through faster
The Maternity DMA allows us for the first time to measure how well maternity services in England are making use of digital technology. The outputs of the Self-Assessment will help individual organisations to identify key strengths and gaps in their
This document shares learning about conducting real-world evaluations based on the experiences of Wave 1 of the Test Beds programme. It is designed to support innovation projects like the Test Beds which implement combinations of digital technology and pathway redesign
Fourth in a series of guides NHS England aimed to help health and social care colleagues to take prompt practical actions and use every opportunity to prevent delayed transfers of care. It aims to assist health and social care staff
The following communications guide is to support GP practices in promoting GP online services to patients and encouraging them to register for this service.
Updates the February 2018 ‘Securing cyber resilience in health and care: February 2018 progress update’, setting out the actions taken by the Department of Health and Social Care and its arm’s length bodies to improve the cyber security of the health
A truly successful skills system could bring vast benefits to Northern Ireland and Scotland. Both are on the cusp of significant changes, as the impact of automation and technological change combines with an ageing population. This could carry significant dividends,
Report that aims to identify possible data providers from a range of agencies who are able to provide intelligence regarding the impact of alcohol in Cheshire and Merseyside in areas such as: health, crime and justice, young people, and licensing.