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Fit for the future: What can the NHS learn about digital health care from other European countries?

Report 24/11/2021Rachel Hutchings | Sarah Scobie | Nigel Edwards

The rapid increase in the use of technology during the Covid-19 pandemic shows that digital health technology will be a fundamental part of health system recovery and for preparing for the future. In this report, we examine the approach that five European countries have taken to implementing digital...

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6 practical lessons for implementing technology in domiciliary care

Report 30/09/2021Lucina Rolewicz | Camille Oung | Nadia Crellin | Stephanie Kumpunen

The social care sector could benefit from the use of digital innovations to enhance the delivery of care, but there are considerable barriers which block widespread adoption. This report sets out six key lessons for policy makers and commissioners for successful implementation of digital technologie...

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Developing the digital skills of the social care workforce

Report 30/09/2021Camille Oung | Lucina Rolewicz | Nadia Crellin | Stephanie Kumpunen

Adult social care roles suffer from poor retention rates, but could digital technologies hold the answer to enabling skill development and improved job satisfaction in the sector? This summary explores how domiciliary care agencies have trained staff to use digital technology in order to monitor the...

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10 practical lessons for implementing digital innovations - learning from the Care City test bed

Report 06/05/2021Chris Sherlaw-Johnson | Nadia Crellin | Rachel Hutchings | Camille Oung | Lucina Rolewicz | Stephanie Kumpunen | Sarah Scobie

Digital health innovations are often seen as 'ready made' solutions to challenges facing health and care systems but despite their potential, implementing these technologies can be complex. This summary highlights ten lessons for those working to integrate technology into health and social care serv...

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The remote care revolution in the NHS: understanding impacts and attitudes

Briefing 16/12/2020

This year’s QualityWatch animated scrolling data story explores the increased use of remote care in the NHS after the outbreak of Covid-19. This article explains the findings in more detail and discusses some of the implications...

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Technology must be used in the best way for staff and patients

Blog post 07/09/2020Rachel Hutchings

While the acceleration in digital technology over the past few months has been applauded, Rachel Hutchings argues that just because things can be done digitally or remotely, it doesn’t mean that they always should. This blog was originally published in the HSJ on 27 August.

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The impact of Covid-19 on the use of digital technology in the NHS

Report 27/08/2020Rachel Hutchings

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in the adoption of digital technology in the NHS and changes to the way services are delivered at an incredible pace. So as the health service works hard to get back to something like normality, are all the elements of this sea change in digital practice positive,...

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Chart of the week: disabled people more likely to use the internet for health-related activities than non-disabled people

Data story 13/08/2020

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. This week we show that people with a disability are more likely to use the internet for health-related activities than non-disabled people. Given the impact of the pandemic on health services, wi...

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Summit 2020 session: Panel discussion on state of the nation for a digital NHS

Video 27/02/2020

Dr Sarah Scobie, Nuffield Trust; Matthew Gould of NHSX, Prof Helen Margetts of Alan Turing Institute and Dr James Mountford of Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust discuss digital potential and the …

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Summit 2020 snapshot: Prof Helen Margetts on balancing data and tech with ethics

Video 27/02/2020

Prof Helen Margetts of the Alan Turing Institute on the need to balance data, technology and ethics. Interview at Nuffield Trust Summit 2020, Beaumont House, Windsor, 27 February 2020.

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