The NHS is about to get a major overhaul to the way it shares data, and in a bid to improve patient care and improve the health of its population, the Government has announced it will set up a new unit within the Information Technology and Communication Services department to help guide and oversee its data, quality and reporting activities.
The changes are part of a drive to improve the delivery of patient care across the NHS and are expected to save the NHS £8 billion over the next five years.
The new unit, which will work alongside the new Information Technology Strategy and the Department of Health’s National Data Strategy, will be based in the department’s Data Technology Office (DTO) in Manchester.
This is where the NHS will store and access its data and how it is used, including data relating to the quality of care and how to best manage patient care.
The team will be able to help set standards for data collection and analysis, advise on how data is used and how the data is shared, and develop data quality and data reporting practices.
It will also work to develop the NHS’s Data Quality Guidelines, which are meant to guide the way the organisation uses, and manages, the data.
It will also be responsible for reporting on and reviewing data quality in England.
The move is part of the Government’s Digital Transformation strategy, which aims to make the NHS more effective by improving its data management, sharing and sharing of information, and improving its digital strategy, including the Digital Transformation Framework, Digital Transformation Plan, and the Digital Governance Framework.
“The NHS needs to make sure it has the right data for its patient care, and that it is the right information to use when it’s making decisions about patient care,” said Dr James Dolan, the Health Secretary.
“As we are introducing a new data management and sharing capability, the new unit will help to deliver this, so that the NHS can be more effective and deliver better patient care.”
The new group will be made up of a data manager and a data scientist, as well as a data engineer.
It is expected to have a role in making sure data is properly stored and that information is shared appropriately.
In addition to the data manager, the team will include a data specialist, a data expert, and a senior information technology expert.
The group will also have the power to review data, make recommendations, and provide feedback on the quality and accuracy of data and information that is shared.
The announcement follows a move to create a new digital hub within the NHS, which includes an IT and technology hub, the Digital Health Hub, and several other digital initiatives.
The Digital Health hub, which was launched last month, aims to improve NHS digital health by supporting the delivery and sharing in-person and mobile technology.
The organisation will be responsible to improve quality and efficiency of data collection, sharing, and reporting.
It also aims to help improve the quality, efficiency and security of information being shared.
Dr Dolan said: “The Digital Transformation Strategy is delivering the Government with an ambitious plan to improve how we share and share data.
This new team is a great opportunity to further strengthen the NHS digital strategy and to make our information more relevant and accessible for the millions of people who rely on our NHS.”
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