The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the application of different types of digital technology to the forefront of developments in our health service. Digital technology has assisted in driving efficiency and continuity of care especially with the additional pressures on the health service.
The adapt and adopt approach of the NHS that was necessary in dealing with COVID-19 has brought about a rapid introduction and wider use of remote video appointments in the primary and secondary care pathways. This provides the opportunity for patients to have remote consultations, reducing the need for patients to visit hospitals in person when there are concerns around their safety.
The potential for digital technology is currently being further explored along the cancer care pathway. Online group cancer care reviews, patient apps and remote follow-up systems are all areas under consideration.
This section includes some of our information, webinars and resources on digital technology.