The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has announced major plans to overhaul NHS technology. This includes ambitious improvements to general practice IT to enable patients to access health services online and through their phones, and more support for NHS Trusts to improve cyber security.
The new plan will mean supplying cloud-based, modern systems that can share life-saving patient information securely between GPs, hospitals and social care.
Also, Professor Sir Mike Richards has called for more convenient cancer screening services to boost uptake through the use of new technology. He said the NHS should roll out online booking, out of hours appointments and text reminders to boost the uptake of breast, cervical, bowel and other screening services.