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
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
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
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 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
This guidance is designed to support those local authorities and other organisations that wish to undertake additional investigation of the data. It contains an overview of the NCMP data and analyses provided by Public Health England and NHS Digital, how
Digital technology is delivering a huge range of benefits to businesses, citizens and wider society. Platforms – online applications that intermediate between the provider of a service and its users – have unlocked many of these benefits by sorting and
A new ‘state of the nation report about the use of Artificial Intelligence in health and care has found that we are only beginning to unlock the potential of AI. The report spotlights some of the opportunities AI creates and shows
Care Quality Commission report based on an analysis of nearly 60,000 reports that found 1,120 sexual incidents involving patients, staff, visitors and others described in 919 reports – some of which included multiple incidents. More than a third of the
This code provide clarification of: what is expected from suppliers of data-driven technologies what the government will do to support and encourage innovators in health and care, including the development of trusted approval systems and a coherent pathway for suppliers
This guidance clarifies requirements set out in the NHS Standard Contract on provider organisations for Transfer of Care documentation and for the use of a common suite of Open APIs (application programming interfaces) for access to the clinical and administrative records where the contract refers to
The Test Beds programme brings NHS organisations and innovators into partnerships to see how combinations of technology and pathway redesign can improve quality of life and experience for patients and carers. This handbook is relevant for programme leaders, project managers
Public sector organisations should use the Data Ethics Framework to guide the appropriate use of data to inform policy and service design. The Data Ethics Framework consists of a set of principles, guidance and a workbook to guide the design of
This guidance is intended to bring together relevant laws and best practice, to give teams robust principles to work with.
Parliament Street think tank report that reveals that nearly 10,000 patient records were lost by the National Health Service (NHS) last year. Heathwatch has found that while the issues the NHS has faced over the past year have been significant, over three
This profile uses NHS data to examine the extent of violence, trends, at-risk groups and communities, and circumstances of assault in order to demonstrate how health data sources can support local violence prevention initiatives. This violence profile has been produced