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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 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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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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Delivering general practice with too few GPs

Report 11/10/2019Dr Rebecca Rosen

With an increasing number of GPs leaving clinical practice or working part time, and many practices unable to fill vacant GP posts, this briefing presents some ideas on how general practice can continue to be provided as the shortage of GPs becomes chronic.

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

Report 31/05/2019Sophie Castle-Clarke | Rachel Hutchings

As a new body, NHSX, becomes established to lead national policy for technology, digital and data, and with the Secretary of State firmly behind plans to create a fully digital NHS, this report seeks to understand how national policy for digitisation is working from the perspective of acute trusts....

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What can the NHS learn from learning health systems?

Report 15/05/2019Sarah Scobie | Sophie Castle-Clarke

Drawing on a seminar held at the Nuffield Trust and on evidence and experience from the UK and internationally, this briefing identifies opportunities for local organisations and systems to make better use of health data, and recommends ways that national policy could promote the collaboration and g...

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Katri Länsivuori at Summit 2019: Integrated home care services in Finland

Video 28/02/2019

Katri Länsivuori (Account Manager, 2M-IT Finland) discusses how her local health and care system in South Karelia, Finland has improved patient experience by integrating health and care services. Pre…

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