techUK has launched a Life Sciences workstream, bringing together members actively working in drug discovery, digital therapeutics, data and AI, or those interested in moving into this space. As the Life Sciences sector looks to introduce digital health technologies into its portfolio, techUK are shaping the conversation.
The techUK Health and Social Care team is organising a briefing with the Health Foundation following research exploring the public’s attitudes to virtual wards. The polling is part of a wider tracker on public and NHS staff attitudes to health and care technology that the Health Foundation is conducting.
For this session, we will be joined by:
- Tim Horton, our Assistant Director (Insight & Analysis)
- Nell Thornton, Improvement Analyst.
The analysis indicates the public is overall supportive of virtual wards initiatives, with figures higher among those with greater health needs. We have seen great case studies of techUK members that are working in this space or collaborating with virtual ward suppliers. This briefing will therefore be of interest to those that would like to understand more about how virtual wards are currently perceived by the public, the broader use of digital health and care technology, and gain and insight into the Health Foundation’s work in this area.
Register here if you would like to attend this session, taking place virtually on the 2 October from 15:00 – 16:00.
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