The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today announced a £250 million funding boost to build a National Artificial Intelligence Lab, with the aim of developing earlier cancer detection, new dementia treatments and more personalised care across the UK.
The long-awaited social care green paper remains unpublished, but as well as tackling the major issue of how care is funded, it is also expected to place emphasis on the need for more integrated, person-centred approaches and innovative models of care.
The NHS and Amazon announce a partnership to enable voice-assisted technology to provide patients with reliable health information from the NHS website.
Healthcare depends upon two data types; the clinical determining the best we can do and the logistics that limit what most people will get. Right now, our best is diverging alarmingly from our average, say Professor Terry Young and Professor Stephen Smith. It's time to invest in logistics.
Healthcare providers and policymakers are increasingly aware of the potential for digitising health services to improve care, says Andrew Gardner, CEO of Doctorlink, but research published by Deloitte highlights several barriers that could be holding technologies back from operating at scale.
In its fifth year of operation, AXA Health Tech & You is celebrating perhaps the broadest cohort of health innovations yet – ranging from robotic companions combating loneliness amongst the elderly to wearable sensors that indicate whether staff are getting enough natural daylight through the day.
Digital technology now forms an intimate part of our everyday lives and there is a strong consensus that the NHS is decades behind other sectors in embracing it. Does the expectation to deliver rapid tech innovation clash with the readiness of the NHS? David Duffy writes for ACJ
More than 50,000 people have taken charge of their own care after being handed control of how their NHS funding is spent.
GP numbers are falling, marking the first sustained drop for 50 years. The effect is being felt by patients and GPs alike, with some patients reporting waits of up to seven weeks for a routine GP appointment and GPs on average completing eleven hour days. – Andrew Gardner, CEO of Doctorlink