Opportunity to “bake in” a data-driven way of working
“The Bill is an opportunity to ‘bake in’ a data-driven way of working at a national and local level.” Amanda Pritchard, Chief Executive, NHS England
The importance of increased use of data and new technologies in health and care was stressed by NHS leaders at the first sitting of the Health and Care Bill Committee
NHS England, NHS Improvement, NHS Employers and Health Education England all welcomed the Bill.
Amanda Pritchard, Chief Executive, NHS England said: “The Bill is an opportunity to ‘bake in’ a data-driven way of working at a national and local level.”
She said she thought it was important that representatives of the entire health and care sector came around the broader ICS structure.
In addition, she:
On system interoperability, Dr Navina Evans, Chief Executive, Health Education England:
Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive, NHS Employers welcomed the prominence the bill gave to the workforce.
He said there was a need to invest in the workforce’s long-term capacity, and that ICSs should promote a more proactive model of healthcare, compared to the reactive model historically used by UK healthcare.
Mark Cubbon, Chief Operating Officer, NHS Improvement, said he thought decision-making had to be as local as possible – which was why having ICB’s as the capital allocation decision-makers made sense.
He welcomed the move away from competition in the healthcare system to one of collaboration, as set out in the Bill.
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