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Tech in the NHS—get ready for a digital revolution

Technology could transform the health service—are policymakers ready?

By Jennifer Dixon   July 2019

Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/PA Images

How to get the UK’s biggest industry—the NHS—improving faster is a central question in politics. It’s not just that the NHS regularly tops the lists of public concerns. It’s also that with a £120bn budget in England, and already taking up 20 per cent of public sector spending, funding growth for the NHS is squeezing out investment on other public services. How best to increase productivity and quality of treatment to afford the NHS in future and sustain public satisfaction?

All governments have…

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