Health secretary Jeremy Hunt explains why the digitising of medical records will only bring positive change if the NHS can avoid the elephant traps of increased bureaucracy, blurred accountability, financial waste and insecure data.
Most transformation projects fail because they start as IT projects
The NHS recorded another record low against the four-hour target and a huge number of trolley waits for last month, according to the last major data release before next month’s election published today.
Labour’s prospective health secretary says he will be a “pragmatist” when it comes to routine NHS operations being outsourced to private hospitals.
CCG ratings dominated the headlines after Jeremy Hunt’s HSJ annual lecture – but experts who convened to discuss its implications were far more interested in his vision of powerful patients, reports Claire Read