Data and the patient – The Young Foundation and Health

Published: March 2013 Publication Type: Publication

Authors: John Loder, Laura Dosanjh, Sue Nunn

We believe the major issues facing the NHS cannot be solved without changing the way the NHS uses information. The NHS need to be more proactive, integrated, and patient centred, or it will crumble under the twin pressures of an ageing population and austerity. The technical solutions exist, the policy pressure is in place, and we believe that real and exciting progress will be made over the next few years.

At the Young Foundation we work with and across the NHS and social care to help create, promote and implement new ideas. We have worked with hundreds of innovation projects and enterprises within and around the NHS. We support them not only to succeed in their immediate goals, but to spread and diffuse their insights widely through the system, supporting the spread of innovation at pace and scale.

We broker new partnerships and relationships, believing the power of communities and broader civil society has huge potential to improve outcomes. Innovators are an undervalued resource within the NHS but, with proper support, we know they can make real change happen.

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