NHS England has welcomed the £250m extension to the ‘Safer Hospital, Safer Wards’ Technology Fund announced by the Department of Health yesterday. The value of the fund has now been increased to over £500m to help patients get better and safer care.
Tim Kelsey, National Director for Patients and Information for NHS England said:
“A single patient record will help to make the patient journey from hospital to home seamless, giving professionals from different health and care organisations access to information when they need it most, without patients having to repeat themselves every time they speak to a different doctor, nurse or care professional.”
NHS England is currently evaluating the first stage of the ‘Safer Hospitals, Safer Wards’ Fund and expects to announce how the initial funding has been awarded at the end of October.