Digital Health Unplugged
Digital Health Unplugged: Contact-tracing app U-turn

Digital Health Unplugged: Contact-tracing app U-turn

June 30, 2020

Join senior reporter Andrea Downey, editor Hannah Crouch, and editor-in-chief Jon Hoeksma as they look at the reasons behind the U-turn, the £11.8 million cost and when an app might be rolled-out nationally.

Digital Health Unplugged: June news team debrief

Digital Health Unplugged: June news team debrief

June 16, 2020

Join senior reporter Andrea Downey, editor Hannah Crouch and editor-in-chief Jon Hoeksma as they discuss the National Audit Office’s report into the state of digital services across the NHS in England.
The report found local NHS organisations are facing “significant challenges” when it comes to working towards digital transformation.

Digital Health Unplugged: Delivering digital mental health care

Digital Health Unplugged: Delivering digital mental health care

June 2, 2020

Tools for digital mental health care have been around for a number of years but since the onset of Covid-19, like many other services, mental health care has had to fast-track the tech.

Hear from Dr James Reed, psychiatrist and CCIO Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and Prof. Joe McDonald, psychiatrist and medical director at Sleep Station on how the service has coped, the benefits of digital tools and how trusts can prepare for a digital future.

Digital Health Unplugged: May news team debrief (still at home)

Digital Health Unplugged: May news team debrief (still at home)

May 19, 2020

In this episode our news team take another look at the NHS contact-tracing app, following it's launch of the Isle of Wight.

Join senior reporter Andrea Downey, editor Hannah Crouch, and editor-in-chief Jon Hoeksma as they look at the whether the app will be successful, if NHSX has taken the right approach, and the continuing concerns around contact-tracing.

Digital Health Unplugged: Data and accountability in the NHS

Digital Health Unplugged: Data and accountability in the NHS

May 5, 2020

Join host and senior reporter Andrea Downey, alongside Hamza Drabu, commercial law partner at health and social care law firm DAC Beachcroft; Darryn Hale, senior associate, DAC Beachcroft; and Phil Booth, coordinator, privacy group medConfidential, as they discuss concerns around using patient data to trace corornavirus and the steps the NHS needs to take to ensure privacy.

Digital Health Unplugged: April news team debrief (from home)

Digital Health Unplugged: April news team debrief (from home)

April 21, 2020

Contact-tracing apps are a main focus of developers and health authorities across the globe in the face of Covid-19.
Join senior reporter Andrea Downey, editor Hannah Crouch, and editor-in-chief Jon Hoeksma as we discuss the development of contact-tracing apps and the impact they're likely to have.

Digital Health Unplugged: Digitally managing NHS pressure

Digital Health Unplugged: Digitally managing NHS pressure

April 7, 2020

Host Andrea Downey, chief strategy officer for Servelec Garry McCord, co-founder of Locum's Nest Dr Nicholas Andreou and board member for Health Education England Dr Harpreet Sood, discuss how digital tools can be used to ease pressure on the NHS.

The panel also looks at the importance of electronic patient records and upskilling the workforce.

Digital Health Unplugged: Coronavirus special

Digital Health Unplugged: Coronavirus special

March 27, 2020

Digital Health Unplugged is bringing you a special edition of the podcast this week, focusing on coronavirus and the response from the NHS and suppliers on the ongoing outbreak.
Join our news team, editor Hannah Crouch and senior reporters, Andrea Downey and Owen Hughes, as they talk through the Covid-19 stories making headlines for us.

Digital Health Unplugged: March news team debrief

Digital Health Unplugged: March news team debrief

March 24, 2020

Our latest Digital Health Unplugged news team debrief is now live, looking at the biggest stories of the last month.

Join our news team as we discuss the biggest stories of the month on Digital Health Unplugged. This month we look at coronavirus and the Digital Aspirants.

Digital Health Unplugged: Women at Rewired

Digital Health Unplugged: Women at Rewired

March 10, 2020

Digital Health Rewired has come and gone for another year, with some 1,800 people attending the event. A key theme at this year's Leadership Summit and Expo was diversity, inclusion and representation, and Digital Health Unplugged hosted its first, but certainly not last, all-women panel discussion.

Joining host Andrea Downey to talk about all things Rewired, leadership and diversity were:

  • Prof Julia Riley, clinical lead at Coordinate My Care and consultant in palliative medicine at the Royal Marsden NHS Trust
  • Yinka Makinde, programme director DigitalHealth.London
  • Mandy Griffin, CIO at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS FT
  • Natasha Phillips, CNIO at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and newly announced CNIO for NHSX