Information and Technology for Better Care: National Services to Meet Local Needs


The NHS Digital Strategy has five parts. The third part focuses on national services to meet local needs. This part of the strategy references key services including

  • The NHS spine
  • National e-mail services
  • National network services
  • NHS Choices
  • The Summary Care Record
  • NHS referrals
  • The Electronic Prescription Service

In this part of the strategy there is a focus on developing national standards to ensure universal access and a seamless integration of the key services as well as an extension of these services into social care.

What is the ‘Information and Technology for Better Care’ Paper?

NHS Digital (formerly known as The Health and Social Care Information Centre) published a 5 year strategy in 2015 titled ‘Information and Technology for Better Care’. This document covers a number of areas.

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