GRAHAM STUART MP WELCOMES ADDITIONAL FUNDING OF £300,000 FOR HUMBER NHS TRUST
It is the Government’s ambition to harness cutting-edge technologies across the NHS to provide better care and improve health outcomes in England. Indeed, the UK is a global leader in science and research, and it is the Government’s aim that the UK translates this expertise into leadership in global healthtech and a world-class health system.
It has been announced that Humber NHS Foundation Trust will receive £300,000 of funding to roll out electronic prescribing technology. The new system will ensure swift access to potentially lifesaving information on prescribed medicines, and it will reduce deadly medication errors by up to 50% when compared to the old paper system.
Graham Stuart MP has long encouraged technological innovation in the NHS. He commented: “I am enthusiastic about the Government’s vision and strategy for the future of healthcare. The Government wants to use technology in the NHS to build the most advanced health care system in the world; this is an ambitious vision, but one that I believe is achievable.”
“The roll-out of e-prescriptions is an initial step in the Government’s NHS technology strategy. Patients in East Riding will benefit from safer prescriptions, and the Humber Trust will save money by avoiding medication errors. This is a win-win, and I look forward to local standards improving as a result of this investment and other recently announced NHS funding.”
“The announcement of funding for e-prescription technology follows a series of announcements about extra funding for health and social care. In October, the Health Secretary Matt Hancock MP announced an additional £240million of funding for adult social care to alleviate pressures on the NHS this winter with £1.5 million being made available for East Riding of Yorkshire. This was followed by the announcement that the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership had secured £88.5million of funding to help improve emergency care and diagnostic testing in the area.”
“The Government’s investments demonstrate that it is committed to delivering the best possible healthcare, whilst reforming the NHS to ensure that it is sustainable and safeguarded for future generations.”
December 20th, 2018