Health Business 23.02

Technology to improve health outcomes 

With NHS pressures regularly in the headlines, many were surprised that former health secretary, current chancellor Jeremy Hunt did not announce any major funding packages for the NHS in his spring budget.

Meanwhile, Health Education England has joined NHS Digital and officially merged with NHS England, creating one single organisation to run the NHS. The new organisation will eventually be smaller than its three former branches.

This issue of Health Business magazine investigates how technology can be used to cut waiting times, reduce health inequalities and improve learning resources.

We look out how agencies can be used to help with staffing pressures and how apprenticeships are benefitting an NHS trust in Kent.

This year marks 75 years of the NHS, with large celebration planned both inside and outside of the NHS. There are many ways to join in the celebration and Health Business will be getting involved too. Look out for the next issue of HB which will be an NHS 75th anniversary special.

Polly Jones, editor