POLL: Will the digital milestones in the Long Term Plan be achieved on time?


One feature of the recently published NHS Long Term Plan was eight digital milestones NHS England has set.

This included every patient in England being able to access a digital first primary care offer by 2023/24 and for there to be a CCIO or CIO on the board of every local NHS organisation by 2021/22.

But how many of these milestones will be achieved on time? We are asking Digital Health News readers to vote in our poll.

You have until 11am on 17 January to cast your vote, with results published shortly afterwards.

The full list of milestones are:

    • During 2019 we will introduce controls to ensure new systems purchased by the NHS comply with agreed standards, including those set out in The Future of Healthcare [the preliminary policy paper published last October, which set out Matt Hancock’s digital vision for the NHS].
    • By 2020, five geographies will deliver a longitudinal health and care record platform linking NHS and local authority organisations, three additional areas will follow in 2021.
    • In 2020/21, people will have access to their care plan and communications from their care professionals via the NHS App; the care plan will move to the individual’s LHCR [Local Health Care Record] across the country over the next five years.
    • By summer 2021, we will have 100% compliance with mandated cyber security standards across all NHS organisations in the health and care system.
    • In 2021/22, we will have systems that support population health management in every Integrated Care System across England, with a Chief Clinical Information Officer or Chief Information Officer on the board of every local NHS organisation.
    • By 2022/23, the Child Protection Information system will be extended to cover all healthcare settings, including general practices.
    • By 2023/24 every patient in England will be able to access a digital first primary care offer.
    • By 2024, secondary care providers in England, including acute, community and mental health care settings, will be fully digitised, including clinical and operational processes across all settings, locations and departments. Data will be captured, stored and transmitted electronically, supported by robust IT infrastructure and cyber security, and LHCRs [Local Health Care Records] will cover the whole country.

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