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Health Services: Artificial Intelligence

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL2236, tabled on 4 March 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to create a single, online regulatory advice and information platform for the healthcare artificial intelligence sector.

Answered on

13 March 2020

Smarter regulation can help make the United Kingdom the best place in the world to develop artificial intelligence (AI) in health. NHSX convened the Chief Executive Officers and heads of all the health regulators on 28 January 2020, where they committed to a more joined up approach to regulation, in which innovators do not have to navigate between multiple bodies and sets of rules. In particular, there was agreement on the need for a single platform, bringing all the regulatory strands together to create a single point of contact, advice and engagement. NHSX is now working with regulators to simplify access to support within the regulatory environment for anyone wishing to develop the pipeline of potential AI which could be scaled into the National Health Service. This will be an area of continuing focus for the AI Programme being delivered by NHSX.