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Wednesday 30 January 2019

*NEW RESEARCH* Tech opportunities in the NHS Long Term Plan

NHS planAt the beginning of January, the Department for Health and Social Care published the NHS Long Term Plan – a 136-page document that sets out how the NHS intends to evolve over the next ten years (see NHS 10-year plan needs digital innovation to deliver). The plan focuses on building an NHS ‘fit for the future’ and gives a strong indication as to how the NHS’ additional £20.5bn budget settlement (announced by the Prime Minister in the summer of 2018) will be spent over the next five years. 

Themes that have been pervasive in NHS policy for some time remain central to the plan, such as the growing importance of prevention and population health management; strengthening ‘out of hospital’ care; closer integration of services; more personalised care; and an increasing emphasis on mental health. And, having read the tome from cover to cover, it’s clear that tech in its broadest sense has an important role to play in the delivery of many aspects of the plan, not just in the Digital chapter.

Today we’re publishing our first analysis of the NHS’ plan for our PublicSectorViews subscribers. In the report – NHS Long Term Plan: What does it mean for tech?- we highlight key points from the plan and identify areas of opportunity for software, IT and business process services and other tech providers. These range from the use of video calls for GP and outpatient appointments, through apps to support those with long term conditions and devices to monitor patients in their own homes, to online training for nurses and the provision of personal health records.

PublicSectorViews subscribers can download a copy of the report from today here.

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Posted by Tola Sargeant at '11:24' - Tagged: healthcare   policy   telehealth   AI   data   telecare