DHC responds to proposed cuts to rollout of tech and diagnostic capacity

Catherine Davies, director of the Digital Healthcare Council said: “It is only right that hardworking NHS staff are given the pay rise they fully deserve. However, it is vital that the government also meets its commitment to invest in digital and new technology, as set out in last month’s Plan for Digital Health and Social… Read More DHC responds to proposed cuts to rollout of tech and diagnostic capacity

Catherine Davies appointed as new DHC director

The Digital Healthcare Council (DHC) today announces that Catherine Davies has been appointed as Director. Catherine replaces Graham Kendall, who has served as Director of the DHC since 2019. Catherine has held senior regulatory positions in the health sector in England for almost a decade, including serving as Executive Director of Cooperation and Competition at… Read More Catherine Davies appointed as new DHC director

DHC responds to DHSC’s plan for Digital Health and Social Care

Today, the Department of Health and Social Care has published ‘The Plan for Digital Health and Social Care’. Read the full press release here. Commenting on behalf of the Digital Healthcare Council, Graham Kendall said: “Digital technology can revolutionise health and social care, but we are currently only scratching the surface of what is possible.… Read More DHC responds to DHSC’s plan for Digital Health and Social Care

DHC responds to reported leak, revealing priorities of upcoming long-term plan refresh

Today, the HSJ has reported a leak revealing a number of changes to the NHS’ long-term plan. Graham Kendall, director of the Digital Healthcare Council said: “It is deeply worrying that the actions and milestones for digital transformation, set out in the previous NHS Long Term plan, have reportedly been replaced with vague and empty… Read More DHC responds to reported leak, revealing priorities of upcoming long-term plan refresh

Reflections from NHS ConfedExpo 2022

As 2022’s #NHSConfedExpo comes to a close, we’re reflecting on the week’s key takeaways relating to digital healthcare. It was great to see DHC members TeleTracking and HBSUK both have stalls at the conference. They spoke to attendees about how they can offer innovative digital solutions to current challenges –  such as optimising bed utilisation,… Read More Reflections from NHS ConfedExpo 2022

NHS ConfedExpo 2022

This week NHS ConfedExpo will bring together health and care leaders, providers and thought leaders for a two-day event, aiming to inspire change at all levels across the system. If you are attending NHS ConfedExpo and want to meet with the DHC, let us know via contact@digitalhealthcarecouncil.com Set against the backdrop of record pressures and… Read More NHS ConfedExpo 2022

Responding to NHS Digital’s Tech Innovation Framework

“Anything that encourages greater competition and rewards innovation is welcome. So having a framework to support this is far better than rolling over contracts.  “However, it’s crucial that those who are procuring new solutions have the right information easily available to make fully informed choices. Purchasers and suppliers will need to understand how this relates… Read More Responding to NHS Digital’s Tech Innovation Framework

DHC provides comment to the Daily Express: a report looking at remote consultations

Commenting on remote consultations, Graham Kendall, director of the Digital Healthcare Council said: “In April this year, general practice in England delivered 1.25million appointments each working day – the highest number of April appointments on record. Over 60% of these were face-to-face appointments with the bulk of the rest carried out remotely. Remote consultations take… Read More DHC provides comment to the Daily Express: a report looking at remote consultations

Digital is key to transforming health and social care

Digital is key to transforming health and social care, but we are currently only scratching the surface of its potential. The Digital Healthcare Council works to influence policy and regulation, helping our members overcome obstacles to build an optimal operating environment fit for today’s health and social care challenges.  Our members deliver transformative solutions for… Read More Digital is key to transforming health and social care