The code behind the NHS Covid-19 App

We have Open Sourced the code behind the new NHS COVID-19 app.  In this technical blog post, Terence Eden, Head of Open Technology for NHSX, discusses the open source offer behind …

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Digital contact tracing: protecting the NHS and saving lives

Technology has the potential to save lives and help us deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. In the coming weeks, the NHS will be launching a contact-tracing app. NHSX Chief Executive, …

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Getting our communication tools right

Dr James Maguire is the clinical lead for secondary care in the COVID-19 Clinical Cell at NHSX. He is also a geriatric medicine registrar. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemi…

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What’s next for Children and Young People’s Mental Health?

ContextNHSX and NHS England collaborated on a discovery to explore: “What are the opportunities to support children and young people in preparation for their first visit or subsequ…

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Have your say on our standard for digital health technologies

In our last blog, we talked about our plans to evolve and streamline the way health innovations such as apps and other digital tools are reviewed and assessed by the NHS. Over the …

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NHSX - what have we been up to?

On 1 July last year, we launched NHSX to rapturous applause.  Or, to be exact, to a mixture of hope, scepticism, indifference and bemusement.  An initial flurry of public activity has been followed b…

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Regulating AI in Health and care

Artificial Intelligence (AI) holds enormous potential for the NHS, if we can use it right.  It can reduce the burden on the system by taking on the tasks that can be converted into…

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How NHSX is transforming screening programmes with digital technology

In October 2019, Professor Sir Mike Richards published his independent review of the adult screening programmes in England. These programmes are a national asset and they constitut…

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