£487 million to be spent on NHS technology

In his first speech since becoming Health Secretary, Matt Hancock has said that £487 million is to be spent on technology for the NHS, giving more patients access to health services at home.

Approximately £412 million of the figure will be spent on improving technology in hospitals, with etc remaining £75 million put towards replacing paper systems with electronic ones. Only last week it was revealed that hospital trusts own almost 9,000 fax machines, in a discovery that the Royal College of Surgeons labelled as a reliance on ‘archaic’ technology.

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Speaking at West Suffolk Hospital, the former Culture Secretary said that ‘tech transformation is coming’ and that the NHS is always embracing ‘the best possible technology’, pledging to drive a culture change where this is the motive across the whole system.

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