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About this blog

The Technology in the NHS blog is intended to support Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock’s vision for the NHS.

The vision aims to help the NHS achieve the following outcomes:

  • truly joined-up health and care, designed around the needs of patients and their care networks - where we integrate physical and digital services and achieve better, safer, more targeted care
  • technology that makes life easier for the workforce - it should be frictionless, removing time consuming or inconvenient processes, reducing their workload and improving the quality of care
  • an NHS and social care sector that can use the best of cutting edge technology to support preventative, predictive and personalised care - not just for today’s needs but adapting as the nature of diseases and technology change over time
  • a safe and secure data infrastructure that protects the health and care system and patients
  • a joined-up ecosystem which positions the UK as a global leader in health techology and research, producing safe and cost-effective technology that delivers better outcomes for patients, the NHS and social care

Follow us to hear from Matt Hancock, our Chief Technology Adviser Hadley Beeman, our digital services team and tech leaders from across the health sector on how we can achieve this vision and share best practice.