Shortly after the explosion on board Apollo 13, Gene Kranz, its steely-nerved flight director, famously said, “Let’s work the problem, people. Let’s not make things worse by guessing.” His approach saved lives. We need the same approach now. Writing in the Health Service Journal, DHC Director, Graham Kendall, draws attention to variations in reported figures of… Read More Let’s not make things worse by guessing
Speaking to The Guardian, DHC Director Graham Kendall emphasises the importance of a diverse range of suppliers . “When any system goes down it’s deeply frustrating for all involved, especially patients and clinicians. “It’s fundamentally important to have reliable fallback measures in place, and that’s one of the many reasons why the Digital Healthcare Council… Read More Transparency and diversity of suppliers are essential to get the best for patients
DHC Director, Graham Kendall, is quoted in the New York Times, discussing the UK’s response to coronavirus.
Commenting in the HSJ about the recent framework for digital primary care consultations, DHC Director Graham Kendall said “there are many more providers that offer services that go beyond the scope of the tender”. “Undoubtedly there is huge demand for online consultations at scale and the rapid tender process shows how quickly it’s possible to… Read More Tech suppliers selected for pandemic digital appointments
Commenting in Digital Health News on the recent rapid procurement to provide video consults during Covid-19, Graham Kendall, Director of the Digital Healthcare Council, said: “Undoubtedly there is huge demand for online consultations at scale and the rapid tender process shows how quickly it’s possible to move when there’s a coordinated and determined effort. “While… Read More 11 suppliers chosen to provide video consults during Covid-19
Commenting in Digital Health News DHC Director, Graham Kendall, said “There has never been a more urgent time to adopt widespread digitisation across the country because it will help provide critical protection to both patients and healthcare professionals.”
Millions of patients will be urged to see their GP by phone or video in a major drive to slow the spread of the coronavirus. GP practices across the country have been told to ramp up the number of remote consultations to reduce the risk of infected patients turning up at surgeries. It means face-to-face… Read More Millions of phone and video appointments to slow the spread of the coronavirus
Commenting in The Guardian, on the proposals to switch to digital to combat coronavirus, Graham Kendall, Digital Healthcare Council Director, said: “Online consultations cancel the risk of patients transmitting coronavirus to their GPs, and vice versa. They are also much more convenient for patients and doctors in many cases. If just 5% of GP consultations… Read More GPs to switch to digital to combat Covid-19
Writing in Digital Health News, DHC Director, Graham Kendall explores why there is much more to be done to use digital to respond to coronavirus. Patient education and health coaching, triaging, mental health support, contact tracing, identifying high-risk groups and hotspots, robotics and workflow optimisation should all feature in our response to Covid-19. Read the… Read More Strike while the iron is hot: why we need to go further on digital health
It’s health tech policy announcement season. Another false dawn or will these hit the spot this time asks the Digital Healthcare Council Director Graham Kendall. Over the course of the next few weeks, NHSX will launch its full plans for the health tech agenda for the NHS. These set pieces will have a disproportionate impact… Read More Will the new government get health tech right?