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UK government unveils £2B digital health strategy

The UK health secretary Sajid Javid has set out plans and £2 billion in investment to allow National Health Service (NHS) patients to access their NHS health records, receive messages from their GP, and attend “virtual wards” via the NHS app by March 2023.

These pledges make up the UK government’s new health and social care digital strategy, which aims to use technology to help reduce the backlog in the UK’s healthcare system. As of April 2022, the British Medical Association reported that the NHS waiting list was at a record high of 6.5 million patients — and still growing.

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Source:: Computerworld