CQC highlights barriers preventing adoption of technology in NHS

Commenting in Digital Health News on the CQC’s Annual State of Care report, which highlights ‘great benefits’ of technology, the DHC’s Director, Graham Kendall, said:

“Digital care, working hand-in-hand with face-to-face provision, is an increasingly important part of solving access to care.

“Digital consultations can take the pressure off hard pressed emergency departments that are too often left to fill the gaps, especially when access to local high-quality general practice is limited.

“We strongly support the CQC’s call to ensure the benefits of technology are widely adopted. The single most important way to address these inequalities is to make sure everyone can benefit from the full range of digital services, regardless of their personal circumstances or where they live.”