Robots and artificial intelligence could save NHS £12.5bn a year

The NHS could shave off a tenth of its budget by assigning nearly a third to robots and artificial intelligence systems, a new report by surgeon and former health minister Lord Darzi, has claimed. The report suggests the NHS could achieve cost savings of £12.5bn a year, by fully automating repetitive and administrative tasks, such […]

NHS Digital programme director: Innovation needs more work

Speaking at the NHS Confederation 2018 Conference in Manchester, Cleveland Henry, the programme director of innovations, digital futures and digital collaboration service at NHS Digital, talked about the digital successes and challenges that NHS Digital has encountered. The session looked into how the advancement of technology in the health and care system has helped transform […]

Is the NHS reinforcing mental health stigma through excessive data secrecy?

Dr James Reed, chief clinical information officer at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, posed a thought provoking question recently; is the NHS reinforcing mental health stigma through excessive data secrecy? Often clinicians talk about mental health data in hushed tones, as if there is something secret and extra sensitive about it when […]