New Pharmacy and Medicines IT forum launched

techUK and NHS Digital launched the Pharmacy and Medicines IT forum today. At a busy inaugural session - attended by representatives of Pharmacies, IT suppliers and DH and NHS stakeholders - the team at NHS Digital outlined their plans for further digitisation of the medicines and prescribing arena.

Programme Lead Richard Ashcroft thanked techUK for convening the group:

“Establishing this forum is a fantastic first step. It is only by working closely with the supplier community that we can deliver the changes to help clinicians to help patients. Pharmacists collect such rich information but it often stays there. By promoting better, digitised information flow to and from pharmacists we can support better decision making and relieve some of the pressures on the rest of the system.”

The session was chaired by Rob Blay, Chair of techUK’s Health and Social Care Council. Rob added:

“By co-creating this forum we hope that suppliers will be able to plan with more certainty. Having a structured overview and timeline of what NHS Digital are trying to deliver; and establishing open dialogue with the team is especially helpful.”

Slides from the event are available at industrybriefings.co.uk

For more information please contact Ben Moody.

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