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Digital Literacy & Health Literacy


NHSD Care Identity Management alpha assessment: This Care Identity Management (CIM) service allows NHS and Care staff to be registered for a ‘Care Identity’ – a digital identity that can then be associated with health and care organisations they work for; assigned access controls that will enable appropriate access to clinical systems and patient information and assigned authentication tokens that allow them to perform multi-factor authentication to these clinical and patient record systems.

PHE UK national screening committee beta assessment: The UK National Screening Committee (NSC) is an independent scientific advisory body to the 4 UK governments. They advise on all aspects of population health screening and make UK policy recommendations.
The digital service comprises a canonical list of health screening policy recommendations and information, consultations, subscription services, a dedicated public help desk function and a highly skilled team of GOV.UK writers and bloggers.

PHE national disease registration service (NDRS) alpha assessment: The National Disease Registration Service (NDRS) consists of the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS) and the National Congenital Anomaly and Rare Disease Registration Service (NCARDRS.) The purpose of the NDRS is to collect and quality-assure high-quality, timely data on a wide range of diseases and provide robust surveillance to monitor and detect changes in health and disease in the population.
Ongoing growth and organisational changes to the service have resulted in fragmented and multiple online services. The aim of the Alpha project is to user test and iterate prototypes for the purpose of transitioning the legacy website content to achieve a consolidated and streamlined service to enable users to access and use NDRS data and data outputs, permitting improved discoverability and navigation of its tools and products.

NHSE/I Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS) Local alpha assessment: CQRS (Calculating Quality Reporting Service) Local is being developed to be a flexible, web based, payment claim system to support colleagues in primary care, PCNs (primary care networks), CCGs (clinical commissioning groups) and NHS England with the aim of streamlining the management processes associated with local incentive schemes.
The CSU Collaborative will develop and operate CQRS Local, providing training and operating a single point of entry service desk and a central programme management office to manage operations, changes and reporting to NHS England.​

Service wrap will include: application management, IT operations management, service desk, technical management and service governance


Digital Health Unplugged

An Epic national tale: Earlier this month Digital Health News published a feature speculating about a national deal between NHS England and US electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic began to circulate.
A decade on from the failed National Programme for IT, rumours of a national EPR deal undoubtedly sparked concern for some.
But what would a national deal with Epic look like, and what implications would that have for the NHS?

Building confidence through tech: Dione Rogers, CNIO Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Holly Carr, Nurse, a nurse at Sheffield Children's Hospital and Florence Nightingale Fellow at NHSX, have both been diagnosed with dyslexia.
Through their diagnosis and interest in health technology, the two have formed a mentorship to support each other professionally and also personally. In this episode they share their story with host Andrea Downey, including how they use technology to manage their diaries, workload and out of the box thinking - something Carr likens to fireworks.

Diversity in digital leadership: In this episode we take a look at diversity in digital leadership with the Shuri Network.
A lot has happened in the last year for the Network, from setting up bursaries for members to join the Faculty of Clinical Informatics (FCI) to establishing a shadowing programme to help younger members learn from those already working in tech in the NHS.

Digital health unplugged - UX in digital design: Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have employed four design teams to look at the way tech is used, and received, by the end user.
The aim is to ensure all digital health tools rolled out across the trust are easy to use and provide what the end user, whether that be clinicians or patients, actually need.

Health tech through the rainbow lens: Queertech encompasses digital health tools that are designed to be inclusive of the LGBT+ community – both new tools and technology that’s been around for a while.
In the episode we take a look at how technology can be more inclusive, including being gender neutral and recognising that many people identify between the spectrum of male and female. LGBT+ data collection is also essential for technology and service planning – “If you don’t count us we don’t count”, Streeter explains.

NHS Digital

Making health tech safe for patients: On World Patient Safety Day, Dr Mona Johnson, Deputy Clinical Director of Patient Safety at NHS Digital and a practicing GP, explains how NHS Digital systems and services keep people safe.

How a virtual work placement opened my eyes: Emma Clark, who is studying to become a junior doctor, describes what she learned during her virtual work placement at NHS Digital and how it has given her a completely new perspective on the NHS.

The rise of the clinical informatician: Dr Raj Kumar, our Chief Clinician for Informatics, explains his role at NHS Digital and how it’s made him a better doctor, how clinical informatics has developed in the NHS, and gives advice to those looking to enter the field.

From the frontline - seeing the patient in the data: Victoria Wray is the Advanced Analytics Clinical lead at Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust. She discusses how they developed a data visualisation tool that helped clinicians to provide more effective treatments for their patients suffering from mental health issues.


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