In his first speech, the new secretary of state for Health, Matt Hancock, has indicated that a further £75 million will be available for Trusts in order to help them put in place state-of-the-art electronic systems – allowing them to save money, crucially giving clinicians more time to spend with patients, and reducing medication errors from old paper systems.

John McCann, Senior Director of Marketing at BridgeHead Software, applauds Mr Hancock for his approach to continuing the brilliant digital and transformation projects the NHS is already undertaking as well as his approach towards interoperability and open data standards.

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