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Role of AHSNs recognised in government’s Life Science’s Sector Deal 2 to build a stronger innovation ecosystem

14th January 2019

The role of AHSNs has been recognised in the government’s Life Science’s Sector Deal 2, announced by Health Secretary Matt Hancock and Businesses Secretary Greg Clark.

Health and Social Care Secretary bans fax machines in NHS

10th December 2018

Matt Hancock has banned the NHS from buying fax machines and has ordered a complete phase-out by April 2020.

Letter from Secretary of State to Suppliers of Medical Devices and Clinical Consumables

7th December 2018

Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health & Social Care, has written a letter to suppliers of medical devices and clinical consumables to update them on the Department’s contingency planning approach.

Matt Hancock launches tech vision to build the most advanced health and care system in the world

5th November 2018

The technology vision will be the foundation for a new generation of digital services that will meet the needs of clinicians, patients and managers.

Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, visits Digital Health West Midlands

4th September 2018

The Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock MP, was welcomed on Thursday 23rd August, by the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network’s (WMAHSN) innovation service, Digital Health West Midlands (DHWM).

NHS to receive £487m technology boost

26th July 2018

New Health Secretary pledges to transform technology in effort to reduce staff workloads and improve patient care

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