We are developing a new Digital, Data and Inclusion Strategy based on national, regional and local requirements
Using innovative technology for Somerset’s healthcare
Our Digital Team enables digital transformation and works on digital strategy as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. We are developing a new Digital, Data and Inclusion Strategy based on national, regional and local requirements.
The Digital Team currently has approximately 20 members who have many years of NHS and Public Health experience between them.
We understand that people have busy lives so work closely with the public empowering people to utilise digital tools. These include health apps for smartphones like the NHS App and using computers/laptops for patient online services. This allows for more convenience when accessing health services and advice. We only recommend tools approved as safe and reliable by NHS Digital and most of these are free. Visit our Somerset health and wellbeing apps library. Find out more here.
We do recognise that digital is not for everyone so digital does not replace the more traditional ways of contacting your health and social care providers, it is merely another option that some people might wish to use.
We run a Digital People’s Champion Group which is made up of members of the public who are interested in our work. This group meets several times a year to discuss new innovations and online services, if you are interested in finding out more, or joining, contact us at email@example.com The team also works closely with health and care professionals across Somerset to help enable interoperability and promote record sharing across the system with our Somerset Integrated Digital electronic Record (SIDeR) programme.