4 January 2020
Responding to today’s pledge from the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care of a multimillion-pound technology revolution to help reduce computer login times for NHS staff, President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, Dr Katherine Henderson said: “We welcome this new programme from the Secretary of State to help transform NHS trusts’ technology.
“Our current fragmented technology and software is not fit for purpose and results in clinicians cumulatively losing thousands of hours a year that would be better spent on the ‘shop floor’. A single login for staff will help enable this.
“It will free up clinicians to spend more time with patients and will also provide more joined up working between Emergency Departments, hospitals, GPs and community care which will only help to enhance patient care.”