Open competition secures the best services for patients

Over the past couple of months, DHC members have been raising concerns about possible plans for NHS England to extend their contract with AccuRx without open competition. DHC Director, Graham Kendall, spoke with Andrea Downey at Digital Health News about their concerns. “The DHSC, NHS England, NHSX, NHS Digital and the Cabinet Office have all… Read More Open competition secures the best services for patients

Research shows strong but unmet demand for digital healthcare among older people

A couple of pieces of interesting research recently show that: Over 50s are less likely to have accessed online consultations in the UK during the first lockdown Older patients prefer digital health tools to in-person consultations Research commissioned by Visiba Care looked at rates of online consultations including video consultations and online consultations such as… Read More Research shows strong but unmet demand for digital healthcare among older people

Next steps for ICSs – all you need to know

NHS England and Improvement (NHSE/I) has published Integrating Care: Next steps to building strong and effective integrated care systems across England which sets out their view for the strategic direction of system working and outlines a consultation on two new proposals to put Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) on a statutory footing. To help our members… Read More Next steps for ICSs – all you need to know

Lessons from COVID-19: How can healthcare change for the better?

Writing in Open Access Government, DHC Director, Graham Kendall outlines what has worked in response to Covid, and what needs to change. He highlights the need to: focus on integrating solutions that prioritise the user experience support and empower local users to choose solutions that work for them spend wisely, and avoid duplicating expenditure work… Read More Lessons from COVID-19: How can healthcare change for the better?

Healthtech: are ‘virtual’ doctors here to stay?

Commenting in City AM, DHC Director, Graham Kendall discusses reasons for why digital health is set to grow over the long-term. “These fundamental pressures [e.g. demographic changes and long-term conditions] and an increasing patient appetite for accessible, always-on care, will drive innovation in digital healthcare and encourage widespread adoption over the foreseeable future”. Read the… Read More Healthtech: are ‘virtual’ doctors here to stay?