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Digital funding boost for Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

| March 13, 2020

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust has been selected to be one of the pilot sites for the government’s new digital aspirant programme, run by NHSX.

The Trust was on of 24 listed in the First Wave Digital Aspirants, as a result it will receive a share of the £28m of funding available  during 2020 to assist with digital transformation projects. Further funding will be made available over three years of support under the programme.

The programme aims to accelerate procurement, deployment and uptake of the technology that is needed to underpin digital transformation to help raise the bar across the NHS by making sure organisations have a core set of digital capabilities in place.

Commenting on the announcement, Trust Chief Executive, Neil Macdonald said: ‘This funding will provide tangible benefits for both our patients and staff at BHT as it will allow us to put in place the digital infrastructure needed to continue to make a real difference to those for whom we care and how our staff work day-to-day.

Capital investment is key, in both our physical and digital infrastructure, in order for the Trust to continue on our journey from Care Quality Commission-rated ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’.

As one of the participating trusts in the digital aspirant programme BHT is expected to benefit from shared learning available from those participating in the current Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) programme and will also be expected to develop blueprints that can be followed by other trusts nationally.

*Source of article : Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

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