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£1bn NHS technology boost

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is announcing a £1 billion investment in new technology for the NHS over the next three years. It is expected to enable patients to manage repeat prescriptions and book GP appointments online.

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NHS boss: Extra £1bn will make patient's experience 'seamless'

Extra funding for the NHS will help the "overwhelming demand" facing hospitals and wards, a health chief has said.

Tim Kelsey, national director for patients and information at NHS England, hoped easy access digital health records would make the "patient journey from hospital to home seamless".

A single patient record will help make the patient journey from hospital to home seamless, giving professionals from different health and care organisations access to information when they need it most, without patients having to repeat themselves every time they speak to a different doctor, nurse or care professional.

This extra funding will help us better meet the overwhelming demand from the Safer Hospitals, Safer Wards fund announced in May this year. It's great news for the NHS and great news for patients.

– Tim Kelsey, national director for patients and information at NHS England

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