‘White hot heat’ is not good for a tech-driven NHS but patients and health profs could be – comment #AI

There's a part of me that's warming to the new Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock. At least he has a passion - technology.  So much so, that the health tech sector and techies must be drooling at the prospects. Last week Mr Hancock set out his 'vision for a more tech-driven NHS' at... Continue Reading →

Public get new tool to report problems with medicines @MHRAgovuk #medicineuse #adversereactions

Last year the Yellow Card Scheme by which health professionals and patients can report problems with their medicines celebrated its 50th Anniversary.  A conference organised by the regulator which runs the scheme - the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) - was one of the highlights of my year.  Not so much for what... Continue Reading →

Blog: I have ‘This Feeling’ – Could 9 out of 10 health apps be simply useless from a patient and carers point of view?

PatientView - the originators of the excellent myhealthapps.net directory - published an important piece of work this week entitled: 'What do patients and carers need from health apps - but are not getting?'  You can download it here. Their report looks at the results of a survey they conducted of over 1,000 patients and carers across Europe... Continue Reading →

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