Without Telehealth the NHS will fail

In our Future Forum response we said:

It should be expected that managers and clinicians alike adopt modern technology at scale into new pathways and this should be reflected in the reimbursement system. We know this isn’t covered in the Bill but there has to be an urgent push to transform the way we deliver care. How we deliver care now is unsustainable in terms of the inefficient use of the workforce and the rising demand due to an ageing population.

We honestly believe that unless we embrace technology and use time and money much more carefully, the NHS will fail to deliver the care that it should to the most vulnerable in society, and miss a massive opportunity to help people take more control over their health.

This is why we have teamed up with the RCGP to run a Telehealth Summit next week. Speakers will show how they have transformed care and what the opportunities are from the consulting room into the community and into the home. Details are on our website – let us know if you’d like to be a part of our campaign to deliver Healthcare without Walls.

 

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About Julia Manning

Julia Manning is a social pioneer, writer, campaigner and commentator. Formerly a clinical optometrist specialising in diabetes and visual impairment, she is the founder and Director of 2020health, an independent, social enterprise Think Tank whose aim is to Make Health Personal and Social. 2020health has through research, events and campaigning influenced opinion and action in fields as diverse as bioethics, alcohol, emerging technologies, fraud, education, consumer technology and vaccination. In 2014, 2020health were founding partners of the Health Tech and You Awards with Axa PPP and the Design Museum. Since 2016, 2020health has increasingly focused on digital health and public health in the community. Julia is a Fellow of the RSA and now also a part-time PhD student at the UCL Interaction Centre, studying the use of digital technology for stress management in the workplace. Julia has shared 2020health's research widely in the media (BBC News, ITV, Channel 5 News, BBC 1′s The Big Questions & Victoria Derbyshire, BBC Radio 4 Today, PM and Woman's Hour, LBC) and has taken part in debates and contributed to BBC’s Newsnight, Panorama, You and Yours and ITV’s The Week.
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