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Landmark IT deal to save hundreds of millions of pounds for the NHS

24th June 2020

An agreement struck between NHSX, NHS Digital and Microsoft will save the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds and enable all eligible organisations in England to access Microsoft 365 digital tools.

The agreement guarantees significant cost savings for both individual NHS organisations and the NHS as a whole. It will improve productivity, enhance collaboration and strengthen cybersecurity across healthcare services. 

Pioneering data research centres to enable cutting-edge research and innovation to benefit UK patients

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13th September 2019

NHS Digital is working with the University of Oxford, Microsoft and IBM to develop a new hub that aims to revolutionise the way in which clinical trials are delivered – providing foundation services to determine whether a clinical trial is feasible, and to support better planning and delivery of clinical trials in the UK. 

New service will put crucial patient information in the hands of paramedics and mental health nurses

29th November 2018

NHS Digital has taken a crucial step towards a more joined-up health and care system with the launch of the new National Record Locator Service.  

Twelve councils to share funding to explore social care digital innovation ideas

25th June 2018

Twelve councils have been chosen by NHS Digital and the Local Government Association to explore how technology could help shape the future of social care. Scoping proposals range from how biometric technology might be used to assist people with learning disabilities and autism in the Wirral to how skills passports might help the social care […]

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