On the day briefing: The Topol review - preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future

The final report of the review into the future of technology in the NHS, commissioned by the Secretary of State for health and social care and led by Dr Eric Topol, has been published. It explores the implications of digital developments in the NHS, including how to prepare and train the healthcare workforce to transform the way they care for patients, diagnose and treat diseases, and prevent illness from developing.

The NHS long term plan identifies a need for the NHS to adopt a responsive and innovative approach to using technology in the workplace to reduce workload, improve and personalise patient care, and make the best of digital developments into the future. This review makes recommendations to the NHS about how to enable staff to make the best use of technologies such as genomics, digital medicine, artificial intelligence and robotics to improve services, supporting the NHS long term plan, and the upcoming workforce implementation plan.

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