First NHS Hack Day In London

Jon Hoeksma | eHealth Insider | May 17, 2012

The first NHS Hack Day will be held in London at the end of next week, to bring together doctors, developers and designers.

Junior doctor, NHS Hack Day organiser, and EHI columnist Dr Carl Reynolds, said the event is for "geeks who love the NHS" and want to spend the weekend working together on “software that promotes health.”

Dr Reynolds said he was inspired by the Cabinet Office's recent, successful hack days, and frustrated by the slow pace of improvement in NHS digital health services. As a result he decided to team up with the technology start-up community to make it happen.