NHS Staff Should Code - Kelsey

Jon Hoeksma | eHealth Insider | October 4, 2012

Tim Kelsey, the NHS Commissioning Board’s first national director of patients and information, is to encourage doctors and nurses and other front-line staff to learn how to program.

The new NHS information chief, and former Cabinet Office transparency tsar, says encouraging NHS staff to code will give them with the skills to work with data and help unleash a powerful and disruptive wave of innovation.

A new initiative, called Code4Health, will be one of a package of eye-catching new measures announced to encourage health professionals to reset their thinking about the power of data and information to improve patient care.