The Topol Review, formally “Preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future” was launched by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care last month (February 11th 2019).
In 2017, Dr Eric Topol (a cardiologist, geneticist and digital medicine expert) was invited by Jeremy Hunt, the then Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, to carry out an independent review that would consider the following:
• How technological innovation (genomics, digital medicine, AI and robotics) and other developments are likely to change the roles and functions of clinical staff in all professions over the next two decades to deliver more effective and more personal care for patients.
• The implications of these changes for the workforce skills required, identifying those professions or sub-specialisms where the changes may be particularly significant.
• The consequences for the selection, curricula, education, training, development and lifelong learning of current and future NHS staff.
The Topol Review is not about the technology, it’s about the impact of the technology on the workforce. This review is integral to Library and Knowledge Services and we will be looking at how we can help to deliver its recommendations.
A few highlights for us are:
If you have any questions on the review or you would like to discuss improving knowledge management in your area then please do contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org or extension 1362.