Digital transformation without limits - Newsletter 4
Matthew Gould becomes the Chief Executive Officer of NHSX last month – watch his Keynote address at the Digital Healthcare Show
Matthew Gould delivered a talk about his new job he is starting on Monday with NHSX as Chief Executive Officer and his plans.
In the last month he has been on a journey right across the health and care system visiting hospitals, dentists, care homes, hospices, some of the most digitally advanced sections of the system and others which sill run almost completely on paper. The idea of NHSX is that it is a new single lead point for the NHS and for social care working closely with NHS Digital to make things happen from a single place, pulling together the Department of Health and Social Care’s ability to set policy, NHS England’s links to the whole system, NHS improvement’s spend controls and much more. Gould doesn’t believe that he will be starting from scratch and things that went before were not worthless. Gould will inherit a brilliant team with excellent programs in flight.
The Digital Healthcare Show 2019 Video is here
Digital Healthcare Show 2019, part of Health+Care was an epic success! A huge thank-you to all the digital leaders and healthcare professionals involved. We will be returning to the ExCeL on 24-25 June 2020 - save the date! Take a look at some of the 2019 highlights:
NHS Digital cyber chief puts emphasis on ‘protecting patient information’
The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for NHS Digital has said one of his aims in the role will be to ensure patient information is protected. Speaking at the Digital Healthcare Show, Dan Pearce, said one of his main priorities was to “protect patient safety”.Pearce, who told the audience he had only been in the job for six weeks, also said he hopes to “protect the reputation of the health system” and ensure there is “patient trust” in terms of their data.He also said one area NHS Digital wants to focus on is the ever-shifting landscape and keeping up to date with “new environments” which are constantly being created.
Getting end of life care right - Listen to this podcast
Having conversations about end of life care can be hard. Once decisions have been made it’s vital that this information is recorded and shared in the right way so that a person can receive the care they want.
Campaigner and former carer Roberta Lovick joins the PRSB with Compassion in Dying nurse Sarah Malik, to talk about their own experiences with end of life care. As well as discussing the difficulties of opening these conversations to begin with, they talk about the challenges of what happens when conversations don’t happen, or information isn’t communicated correctly.