NHS IT Leadership Survey Report, 2017

Jul 2017

Digital Health’s NHS IT Leadership Survey, 2017 provides the most detailed snapshot of the priorities, plans, concerns, and sentiments of NHS IT leaders within the CCIO and Health CIO networks. The second edition of this annual survey re-asks many of the same questions first asked of NHS IT leaders in 2016, enabling comparisons and year-on-year changes to be identified. The report highlights: • How NHS IT leaders view the outlook for NHS digitisation in the coming years • When organisations anticipate they will receive funding • How IT budgets are changing • What the key next IT projects are for NHS organisations, and how this has changed since 2016 • Views on the current generation of clinical software

The NHS IT Leadership Survey Report, 2017 is the second annual survey of what’s driving decision-making across the NHS, providing critical insight into the sentiment, priorities and challenges facing NHS IT leaders.

The second edition of this annual survey re-asks many of the same questions first asked of NHS IT leaders in 2016, enabling comparisons and year-on-year changes to be identified.

The current state of uncertainty about how future digitisation will be funded is the overriding theme of the report, with a growing reality of digital haves and have-nots.

This report outlines how IT and technology system priorities have evolved in the last 12-months, what the key current and future technology focus areas are and how budgets are changing.

Key findings include:

 - Cyber security has seen the sharpest rise in priority level in the last 12 months

 - Over half of respondents think the GDE programme will not benefit the whole health system, or are unsure whether it will

 - 60% of NHS IT leaders have negative views on the current generation of clinical software

 - Patient health records identified as the next major IT project for the second year running

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