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

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?

Lessons from Covid

Writing in Digital Health News, DHC Director, Graham Kendall, outlines what’s worked, and what needs to change, identifying five key lessons: Focus on integrating solutions Support and empower local users to choose solutions that work for them. Avoid spending money twice – if a local service wants, and is willing to pay for, a more… Read More Lessons from Covid

Breaking the Covid-19 backlog

The latest Digital Health Unplugged podcast explores how to break the Covid-19 backlog. DHC Director, Graham Kendall, joins host Andrea Downey and Tom Whicher, founder of DrDoctor to discuss. During the podcast, Graham highlights the importance of: developing integrated digital solutions that prioritise and enhance the user experience, rather than bulk buying commoditised siloes supporting… Read More Breaking the Covid-19 backlog

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