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Comprehensive Spending Review promotes technology, research and innovation in the NHS

By Éanna O Lochlainn    The NHS Providers’ and King’s Fund analysis of the Comprehensive Spending Review’s impact on the NHS make for interesting reading, but neither have highlighted the enormous political and financial capital that is being invested by the current government in the technology and innovation agenda. Five billion pounds has been earmarked for health research…

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OPSN with ZPB launches new website on mental health data

Today the Open Public Services Network (OPSN), working with ZPB, launches a new website presenting information about the treatment of people with serious mental health conditions in each local area at the Royal Society of Arts. We have found that nearly one in four areas of England has unacceptably high rates of early deaths among…

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How I survived an internship at ZPB

By Harry Milnes   I have just completed a three-month internship at ZPB. It’s been intense. From meeting the boss’ children on day one to crunchy advertorial deadlines on a Friday night, to organising an event for a report launch at the House of Lords, I’ve somehow made it through. Now I’m on ZPB’s graduate…

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Patient activation – why all the hype?

The largest UK digital health show, EHI Live, has been taking place in Birmingham over the last few days. With over 4,000 health care professionals focusing on how digital technology can help the health sector it was set to be a buzzword bingo extravaganza. ‘Tech solutions’; ‘patient-centred’ and ‘information revolution’ came up, but the term…