Transparency and diversity of suppliers are essential to get the best for patients

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

Tech suppliers selected for pandemic digital appointments

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

11 suppliers chosen to provide video consults during Covid-19

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

Millions of phone and video appointments to slow the spread of the coronavirus

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

Strike while the iron is hot: why we need to go further on digital health

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

RCGP call for investment in digital

Commenting in Digital Health News on the RCGP’s tech manifesto, DHC Director, Graham Kendall explained how technology can significantly decrease pressures on GPs: “The manifesto pledge from the secretary of state for 6,000 additional GPs and 50 million more patient consultations is certainly an ambitious one. However, the Digital Healthcare Council would strongly advocate that… Read More RCGP call for investment in digital