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eHealth covers the ways technologies can act as key enablers in delivering healthcare in today's society.

This theme covers the ways technologies can act as key enablers in delivering healthcare in today’s society. It’s much more than any one type of technology or device. We are seeing the appearance of new operational models supported by technology.


Free wi-fi to be available at 33 more acute and mental health trusts

Thirty-three acute and mental health trusts have agreed to deploy NHS WiFi throughout their sites by March. Letters have been sent to each of the trusts selected to take part in the second stage of delivery of the project, which aims to have free wi-fi internet in place throughout the entire NHS estate by the end of the year.


With the General Data Protection Regulation coming into force this Spring, and an array of legacy Microsoft systems hitting their end of support status, just where do things stand now regarding cybersecurity strategy within the NHS?

Health Foundation

NHS 11: understanding the impact on urgent and emergency care

As was highlighted in an earlier analysis, a frequent criticism of NHS 111 is that it directs a relatively high proportion of patients to A&E, and there have been concerns that this might have added to the pressures on A&E departments, which can be particularly high during winter.

Journal of Medical Internet Research

Reported Theory Use by Digital Interventions for Hazardous and Harmful Alcohol Consumption, and Association With Effectiveness

Digital interventions offer a unique opportunity to refine and develop new dynamic, temporally sensitive theories, yet none of the studies reported refining or developing theory.

NHS England

Roadmap for digital health and care services

NHS England has released a new digital roadmap that sets out its national objectives and timelines for the deployment of key national patient digital services and platforms, including the new NHS website and mobile app.

Public Health England

New technology supports new mums to breastfeed

Almost three-quarters of women start breastfeeding when their child is born, however by 6 to 8 weeks this drops to just 44%. This makes breastfeeding rates in England among the lowest in the world. Public Health England’s Start4Life and Amazon Alexa helping mothers to breastfeed for longer.

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