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MPs examine replacement of outdated technology to improve patient care

11 November 2022

The Health and Social Care Committee examines how improvements in IT and digital could save time for clinicians and lead to better care for patients in the first hearing of the inquiry considering digital transformation in the NHS.


Tuesday 15 November, Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster

At 11.00am

  • Pritesh Mistry, Fellow, The King's Fund
  • Karen Payne, Topol Digital Fellow, NHS Dorset

At 11.45am

  • Dr Paul Atkinson, Chair, Health Informatics Group, Royal College of General Practitioners
  • John Dean, Clinical Vice President, Royal College of Physicians

With a focus on workforce, this session will address to what extent new digital technologies are being designed for ease of use and how far clinicians are involved in digital transformation.

Evidence submitted to the committee by the BMA has suggested that 13.5 million working hours were lost annually in the NHS as a result of inadequate IT systems, the equivalent of nearly 8,000 full time doctors.

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