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Cash injection for digital NHS

The government is releasing £760m into the NHS, which includes money to improve the use of its digital programme.

Cash injection for digital NHS

The Department of Health and Social Care said the funding is part of the investment to modernise and transform NHS hospitals and community services over the next 10 years.

Part of the funding includes £150m to support NHS work for greater efficiency.

This includes improving the use of a digital programme that helps the NHS use its workforce better. Also, to improve pharmacy IT and administration systems to reduce medication errors and improve patient safety.

The Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Sustainability and Transformation Partnership will receive £300m to transform local hospital services.

Money is also due to be invested in upgrading the services of eight trusts across Yorkshire, plus £13m for urgent care centres in Newton Abbot and Torquay, and the refurbishment of Torbay Hospital’s A&E department.

Further major projects are also under consideration.

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