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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 284708, tabled on 2 September 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve the (a) range and (b) quality of digital NHS healthcare services offered to patients.

Answered on

9 September 2019

We have established a new unit – NHSX – to drive forward the digital transformation of health and social care, and give patients the tools to access online information and services safely and effectively.

We are providing a coreset of national digital services for people to transact with the health and care system and find information.

Innovators can build onto these services for a consistent, trusted and joined up digital experience.

NHSX will also define and mandate technology and design standards for digital services used within the NHS and social care, ensuring all publicly-funded source code is open by default.

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Department of Health and Social Care