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NHS Trust given £3million to develop digital technologies

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An NHS Trust in Coventry and Warwickshire has been announced as NHS England’s latest Global Digital Exemplar (GDE), where it will become a digital forefront for patient care.

The GDE status comes after Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT) successfully secured £3million funding from NHS England as its latest GDE.

The announcement means services from CWPT will be harnessing the latest innovations in patient care and safety through the use of digital technology.

Simon Gilby, Chief Executive at CWPT said: “This is a significant step towards our ambition of harnessing more technology to provide safe, sustainable patient care throughout our services now and in the future.  Being a GDE fast follower affords us access to national expertise and resource and helps to transform the services we offer through our own digital improvement programme.

“Ultimately we want to empower local people to take more control of their condition, creating greater independence and improving understanding of how best to manage their health needs. Improving the use of digital technology across all our services is a key long-term priority for us and our health and care partners across the patch, enhancing our service portfolio alongside our colleagues across health and social care.” 

NHS England is currently supporting selected digitally advanced providers of NHS services including mental health, ambulance services, and acute trusts to become GDEs.

There are only a small number of these across the country and CWPT has been selected in recognition of its recent IT developments, as well as its overall performance and financial sustainability.

For further information regarding the NHS and its plans for the use of digital technology, please visit: https://bit.ly/36Cva7z


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