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NHS offers home blood pressure checks to save thousands of lives

Hundreds of thousands of people will be able to test their blood pressure at home, thanks to lifesaving monitors on the NHS.The devices, purchased by NHSX, are being made available to 220,000 people …

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COVID Pass deal simplifies European travel

International travel has become even safer and simpler following an agreement between the UK and EU to digitally verify each other’s COVID vaccination certificates. Currently most EU countries accept…

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New Information Standard aims to reduce medication errors and improve patient safety

A new Information Standard has been published to support improved medication and allergy/intolerance information sharing across healthcare services in England.The new Information Standard will standa…

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New Artificial Intelligence projects funded to tackle health inequalities

NHSX’s NHS AI Lab and the Health Foundation have today awarded £1.4 million to four projects to address racial and ethnic health inequalities using artificial intelligence (AI).The winning projects r…

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NHSX backs innovations to support 500,000 people at home

NHSX has announced that it is to fund and support 14 new projects across the country to help half a million people receive care at home using digital technology.From remote cardiac rehabilitation ser…

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Milestone hit with over 16 million NHS App users

NHS App is currently the most downloaded free app in EnglandOver 12 million new users since NHS COVID Pass was added on 17 May, after joint work by NHSX and NHS Digital265,000 people registered their…

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New strategy launched to improve patient safety through digital technology

Strategy commits to expanding access to digital safety training for staff, with recommendations for using digital to improve patient safetyOn World Patient Safety Day, NHSX in collaboration with NHS …

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New hospitals to join pioneering study to improve prostate cancer diagnosis using AI

Men across England could benefit from faster diagnosis and quicker treatment of prostate cancer following the expansion of a pioneering trial of Artificial Intelligence to analyse biopsies.Prostate c…

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NHSX launches new digital guidelines for NHS trusts

NHSX has published new digital guidelines to support local NHS leaders and organisations to transform services for patients.The guidance calls for patients to be able to digitally access their care p…

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Data strategy to support delivery of patient centered care

Patients to have better access and greater control over their health and care data under new proposalsRecords will be shared between systems to allow faster, more specialised treatmentPlan will help …

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