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The role of digital technologies in meeting NHS net zero targets

As world leaders convene at the COP26 climate change summit, our CIO Sonia Patel, examines the role of digital in helping the NHS reach its net zero carbon emissions target.It’s one year since the NH…

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Our national Supported People EPR usability survey

Following the launch of the second phase of the national EPR usability survey on 27 October, in a joint blog post Dermot Ryan describes how the survey is part of a wider programme of support to help …

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Supporting social care providers to adopt care technologies through a new investment fund

Alice Ainsworth, deputy director for adult social care technology policy, sets out NHSX’s support for the sector this winter, including a new investment fund of £8 millionOn 18 October, we launched a…

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Transforming care pathways

Following on from the success of the NHSX digital playbooks, Lisa Hollins, Director of Innovation at NHSX explains how the 35 winners of the new £6.5 million Adoption Fund will support the recovery a…

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Taking stock of our pandemic digital innovation

In their joint blog post, Breid O’Brien, NHSX deputy director of digital health, and Linn Phipps, patient and public voice partner, reflect on the learnings from scaling digital technologies for peop…

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A focus on customer experience is key to the NHS’ digital transformation

Emma McLachlan, Director of Digital Experience at NHSX, discusses our vision for an NHS driven by ‘customer experience’ and what this will mean for the ways in which people interact with the NHS digi…

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Guidance for Subject Access Requests offers clear advice

Dan Greenwood is Head of Information Governance and a Data Protection Officer at Greater Manchester, Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust. If you’re an information governance (IG…

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Building back better with a new fund for elective recovery tech

I’m delighted with the news that a £250 million Elective Recovery Technology Fund has been established this year to help implement digital solutions that will make a real difference to elective recov…

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An introduction to standards and interoperability at NHSX

Interoperability is when different systems and products can seamlessly exchange, making use of data and information across system and organisational boundaries. It is a decades-old challenge and a lo…

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A celebration of progress in shared care records

Ashley Hannah, Programme Director for Shared Care Records at NHSX, reflects on the enormous progress across the country in delivering shared care records and the next steps for the programme.Having a…

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