Our vision is to support longer and healthier lives for everyone. We do this by facilitating joined-up healthcare through innovative IT.
The NHS has a long-term strategy to use technology to deliver better, more efficient care. It is planning, consolidating and providing funding for its future as the digital NHS, which will rely on IT for every task and every patient interaction. The NHS Long Term Plan, published in January 2019, set the direction of travel for the NHS for the next ten years. At the heart of the Plan is the digital transformation of the NHS to improve services and outcomes for patients.
The digital transformation in England will be driven by STPs, a collaboration of NHS organisations and local councils. In some areas STPs have evolved to become ICSs.
In June 2019 the NHS Long Term Plan Implementation Framework was published, setting out the requirement for STPs and ICSs to create strategic plans to improve care for their local populations. Underpinning each plan is a requirement for a comprehensive digital strategy, including improving provision for digital services and access to personal healthcare records. There is an emphasis on integration and interoperability, such as through a local shared health and care record platform, and NHS funding has been allocated.
The digital NHS will be an everyday working reality for all; NHS staff at every level will be required to make adjustments to how they work as part of the digital transformation, from clinicians to receptionists.
See the 2019 annual report and accounts for more detail on our markets.