Government scraps NHSX and NHS Digital

Merged into one digital NHS body

John Brazier
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Government scraps NHSX and NHS Digital

The government has announced it is to merge NHSX and NHS Digital into NHS England and Improvement (NHSE/I) as part of a major restructuring.

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) announced the move yesterday (22 November) following a recommendation from the chair of NHS Digital to create a single digital body for the health service. In its announcement, the DHSC stated that the move is aimed at improving support for the recovery of NHS services and addressing the record backlogs of patients waiting for treatments, as well as moving its strategy of digital transformation forward. "Recruitment, training and retention of...

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