A Digital Framework for Allied Health Professionals – NHS England

This Digital Framework for Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) supports local services and AHPs to make that happen and works towards services that are both paper-free at the point of care and connected to other services and systems. This digital framework

Information Governance: NHS Chaplaincy and Non-Religious Pastoral Support – NHS England

This document is intended to compliment the “NHS Chaplaincy Guidelines in 2015: Promoting Excellence in Pastoral, Spiritual and Religious Care” by providing clarification guidance on the information governance to address the long standing issues of chaplains access to patient records.

Adult Social Care Data and Cyber Security Programme: Final Report – Oxford Brookes University Institute of Public Care

Report from the Institure of Public Care on how the adult social care sector uses technology and to identify good practice, as well as security risks, prevalent in the sector. This report identifies the common, key risks that provider services

Achieving a digital NHS: Lessons for national policy from the acute sector – Nuffield Trust

The establishment of a new organisation to lead national policy for NHS technology, digital and data has been announced. NHSX will bring together digital leaders from NHS England, NHS Improvement, and the Department of Health and Social Care to lead

Putting Patients At The Heart Of Artificial Intelligence – All-Party Parliamentary Group On Heart and Circulatory Diseases

British Heart Foundation report that identifies that the spread of misinformation risks undermining public confidence in the use of artificial intelligence in health care. The report warns that the NHS and relevant bodies need to do more to improve public

All systems GP – Royal College of General Practitioners

A robust and joined-up IT system across the NHS needs to be prioritised before a technological ‘revolution’ in patient care can truly happen.  It is estimated that up to 80% of GP practices could soon be using outdated IT systems that

Evaluation of Babylon GP at hand: Final evaluation report – Ipsos MORI and York Health Economics Consortium

Ipsos MORI, working in partnership with York Health Economics Consortium, and with advisory input from Professor Chris Salisbury (University of Bristol), were commissioned by NHS Hammersmith and Fulham Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS England in May 2018 to undertake an

Untapped potential: Investing in health and care data analytics – The Health Foundation

This report highlights nine key reasons why there should be more investment in analytical capability. Action and investment is needed across the system so the NHS has the right people with the right tools to interpret and create value from

NHS England Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR): Resilient Telecommunications Guidance for NHS England and the NHS in England – NHS England

Guidance document to NHS England and NHS-funded organisations in England of the minimum requirements to support resilient telecommunications to help meet the statutory requirements of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (CCA 2004) and the NHS Act 2006 as amended by

Waiting Times and Attendance Durations at English A&E Departments – The Strategy Unit, Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit

Provides a demand-side, supply-side, practice and emergent view of factors that lead to 4-hour breaches with a particular focus on changes that have taken place since 2010.  It scales the relative impact of each causal factor and aims to provide

The Topol Review: Preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future: An independent report on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care – Health Education England

Within 20 years, 90% of all jobs in the NHS will require some element of digital skills. Staff will need to be able to navigate a data-rich healthcare environment. All staff will need digital and genomics literacy. This Review is about both

Digital Frontrunners: Designing inclusive skills policy for the digital age – Nesta

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

Reformer Thoughts: Blockchain in the NHS – Reform

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

Personal health budgets mandatory data collection guidance – NHS England

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.

Identity checking for GP online services: What you need to know – NHS England

This is a step-by-step guide that will help GP practices to go about checking patients who want to access GP online services.

Legal Barriers to the Better Use of Health Data to Deliver Pharmaceutical Innovation – Office for Health Economics

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

Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer, 2018: Health 2040: Better Health Within Reach – Department of Health and Social Care

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

Retention, storage and disposal of mammograms and screening records – Public Health England

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

Robotics in Social Care: (PostNote Number 591) – Houses of Parliament Parliament Office for Science and Technology

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