NHS digital transformation: where to start

Health and care organisations working at system, place or neighbourhood levels are all working hard to digitise services and embed new and emerging technologies to support flexible, tailored services that promote people’s health, wellbeing, and independence. Digital transformation of the health service is the Department of Health and Social Care’s and NHS England’s “top priority”.

We know the NHS’s digital goals are spread across several existing strategies and guidance publications. We also have frameworks defining what good looks like in terms of digital maturity for our new(ish) Integrated Care Systems. Knowing where you can access support is key to helping you manage your digital journey.

Supporting your digital transformation journey

The team at Crown Commercial Service have published a guide to digital transformation – a step-by-step guide to walk you through buying digital solutions in the NHS supporting your procurement and information and communication technology teams. The CCS guide says it supports organisations to deliver against integrated care system needs all while keeping social value, sustainability and care net zero agendas front of mind.

So wherever you are on your digital journey there are resources to support you.

Our team of digital health and technology lawyers are working across the regions to support NHS Trusts, Integrated Care Boards and Primary Care Networks using the frameworks and agreements outlined in CCS’s guide. We are also appointed to the CCS public sector legal services framework.

Do contact Charlotte Lewis and Sophie Burton–Jones if you would like to discuss your project.


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