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Government rejects Expert Panel’s rating of inadequate progress on digitisation of the NHS

The Health and Social Care Committee has published the Government Response to a report from its Expert Panel on the Government’s progress against its commitments to digitise the NHS. The independent evaluation had concluded that overall, the Government was making ‘inadequate’ progress on vital commitments to digitise the NHS.

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In its response, the Government said it did not recognise the report’s overall rating of inadequate as reflective of progress to date and the plans in place on digital transformation of the NHS and social care. However, it found the report provided helpful insights and learning for improvement on the specific areas to build into programmes.  

The evaluation had considered nine commitments by Government across four policy areas: the care of patients and people in receipt of social care, the health of the population, the cost and efficiency of care and the digital literacy of the workforce and the digital workforce.

Core members of the Expert Panel: Sir Robert Francis KC; Professor Anita Charlesworth;

Professor Stephen Peckham; Professor Emma Cave and Sir David Pearson. 

Digitisation of the NHS specialist members of the Expert Panel: Professor Maureen Baker; Catherine Davies; Noel Gordon; Dr Wajid Hussain; Helen Peterson.

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