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.
Report on the effectiveness of online training to deliver train the trainers training in the delivery of Brief Interventions to prevent excess alcohol consumption. In total 115 initiated the training and completed the initial assessment and a brief discussion of key
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
This guide provides a wide range of best practice examples from practices across England; all of which vary in location, size, system supplier and demographics.
Workforce census that shows only 3% of NHS histopathology departments have enough staff to meet clinical demand. The report identifies an approaching retirement crisis – a quarter of all histopathologists are aged 55 or over. Ensuring pathology services can cope with
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
2018 to 2019 ImmForm user guidance for survey data providers. This document informs local NHS England teams and NHS trusts on: how to collect data on flu vaccine uptake among frontline healthcare workers how to upload it to the ImmForm
2018 to 2019 ImmForm user guidance for frontline healthcare workers including area teams, GP practices and independent sector healthcare providers. This guidance is for area teams, GP practices and independent sector healthcare providers (social enterprises) on: how to collect data on flu
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