I am a GP partner in a busy urban practice where 65% of our patient population is under the age of 35. This means any tech changes that can allow us to deliver a safe, caring, clinical environment to meet the needs of our patients are welcome. As part of Cohort 1 of the NHS Digital Academy I was exposed to the variety of challenges new technologies face when trying to break into the NHS from systems application to procurement.

Since completing the diploma I have been enthused about sustainability and digital health within the NHS -whilst learning the hard way about the difficulties in trying to employ any change within the current structure and organisation of our beloved healthcare system. This blog is a forum to not only discuss the changes the NHS faces but to also critically review whether these changes are in fact meeting the needs of our patients. The aim is to relay current digital news to clinicians, patients and industry experts in a short summary. 

Although this site will discuss medical issues, the information and other content provided in this blog, or in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

The views expressed are my own and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position expressed by my colleagues at my practice or organisation.