Tech Policy

Why an NHS Kitemark for health apps is good for doctors and patients

14 Nov , 2014  

NHS Kitemark - Eddie Copeland

This week an NHS kitemark for health-related smartphone apps was announced as one of several new technology initiatives being supported by NHS chiefs in England. Policy Exchange welcomes the move, which is expected to increase doctors’ confidence in prescribing apps as a powerful addition to other forms of treatment. There is now a bewildering array […]

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Tech Policy

Politicians must stop pretending that more money alone can save the NHS

13 Oct , 2014  

Digital NHS - Eddie Copeland

One disheartening aspect of this year’s Party conferences was that the main policy debate over the future of healthcare focused on which party would throw more money at the NHS. Other ideas about ways to improve Britain’s creaking health care system seemed thin on the ground. The simple fact is that Britain’s healthcare system faces […]

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Tech Policy

What’s wrong with Care.Data?

28 Feb , 2014  

care.data - Eddie Copeland

It’s been a tough few weeks for care.data. The roll out of the initiative – which aims to combine GP and hospital records in the national Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) databases – has been postponed for a second time for six months. Doctors have reported being confused about the respective demands of […]

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