Propel boosts northern health tech
In a boost for northern UK health tech innovation, applications opened this week for Yorkshire and the Humber’s first digital health accelerator – backed by NHS England and leading regional health innovators. (more…)
‘Digital first’ in NHS long-term plan
Digital will play a pivotal role in ensuring that the health service is fit for the future, NHS England says this week in its long-term plan – as health secretary Matt Hancock continues to press for digital innovation across the service.
Innovation ‘cannot come too soon’ for NHS
Innovation represents one of the few ways the NHS can relieve the demographic and financial pressures it faces, a major new report from govtech investment firm PUBLIC says this week. But it says major barriers still lie in the way of digital health innovation.
£86m digital health innovation fund
A new £86m government fund is to be made available for digital innovation in healthcare – including £35m for a new ‘digital health catalyst’ to promote startup innovation – the government has announced. (more…)
Why healthcare is such a cyber target
Earlier this summer, the NHS was hit by a ransomware attack that froze computers holding records and running appointments. But it’s no flash in the pan: last year healthcare was the fifth most targeted industry for cyber-attacks. Myrsini Athinaiou explains why. (more…)