A new joint unit, NHSX, has been established to take forward digital transformation in the NHS, with the aim of allowing patients and staff to benefit from the latest digital systems and technology.
Currently, much NHS technology relies on systems designed for a pre-internet age. Patients are not getting the care they need because their data does not follow them round the system.
Change has been slow because responsibility for digital, data and tech has been split across multiple agencies, teams and organisations. NHSX will change this by bringing together all the levers of policy, implementation and change for the first time.