New HPP think piece assesses the potential of digital health in the UK

1 March 2022

The Health Policy Partnership (HPP) is pleased to publish its latest independent think piece, which analyses the potential of digital health technologies to improve care for people with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the UK.

NCDs currently pose the greatest threat to health system sustainability. In the UK alone, there are close to 15 million people living with chronic diseases that can be managed, but can’t be cured. Digital health technologies hold huge potential for improving the lives of people living with NCDs, while enabling clinicians and the NHS to work more efficiently.

In recent years there have been many pockets of digital innovation across the NHS, but widespread integration of these technologies hasn’t been realised. HPP’s new think piece, Digital health in the management of non-communicable diseases in the UK, explores the role of digital health in tackling some of the long-standing challenges faced by the NHS, including workforce shortages, inefficient use of resources and lack of continuity of care. It also outlines potential approaches to scaling up digital technologies across the UK, such as involving people with NCDs in the design of remote monitoring services and promoting interoperability to improve data exchange.

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This is the third in a series of independent think pieces from HPP, with the previous instalments focusing on adapting health and social care and prioritising NCDs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.