NHS workforce will be at the heart of digital transformation in health and care
28 June 2018
- Health Education England (HEE) has published the interim report of the Topol Review - Preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future.
- The Review is exploring how to prepare the healthcare workforce, through education and training, to deliver the digital future.
- The findings highlight the importance of upskilling the current workforce, and the skills and attribute clinicians will need to retain alongside digital transformation.
Adam Wright, policy officer at NHS Providers, said:
“We welcome the interim findings of the Topol Review and work carried out by Health Education England to engage with the NHS front line.
“It is right the NHS proactively takes steps to prepare its workforce to deliver health and care in a digital future. The health secretary has often spoken of the role of digital transformation in the ten year plan for the NHS. The health service workforce will be at the heart of delivering the benefits for patients that technology can bring.
“Upskilling the current workforce will be as important as securing staff with the right skills mix for the future. But we must ensure training is properly funded, and that staff are supported and fully engaged.
“We look forward to contributing to the review.”