Part 2: The role of technology in helping communities to level up 

Previously, we explored how data sharing will help ICSs to level up their care. We looked at how improving collaboration and proliferating best practice will ensure all individuals – regardless of their circumstances – can access the highest quality services. Now, we’ll look at the role of technology in underpinning collaboration and in driving more Read more

Part 1: The role of data in helping communities to level up 

What does levelling up actually mean? In the health and care context, the term means better services and better care for all. It ensures all communities can access the very best services. Also, it makes sure no individuals, or individual segments of the population are left behind. The challenges The last couple of years has Read more

Virtual wards, real world benefits 

Sometimes it takes a crisis to fully grasp an opportunity. Virtual wards were invented in the early 2000’s by Dr Geraint Lewis, now Director of Population Health at Microsoft. Despite that, it’s only in the last few years that they have taken the NHS by storm. Virtual wards help reduce hospital admissions, keep patients safer, Read more

Using technology to manage the healthcare backlog 

Former NHS chief executive Simon Stevens once said that the only renewable source of energy in healthcare is patients. I think this is true. There are always going to be more patients. But as recent times have shown, there’s hardly ever going to be enough of everything else. The last two years has certainly exacerbated Read more