The NHS has a unique resource - data. David Edmonds asks whether a combination of data and Artificial Intelligence will transform the future of the NHS. The programme features among others Sir John Bell, who leads the government’s life-sciences industrial strategy and Matthew Gould chief executive of NHSx, the unit set up to lead the NHS's digital transformation. As the NHS tries to make use of its data, the programme raises the danger that data may be flogged off to the private sector at bargain basement prices.
BBC Radio 4 - 9th February 2020
Word of Mouth. NHS language use.
Michael Rosen talks with Sara Wilcox, NHS content designer, about how they decide which words to use on the NHS website. Consultant Dr Hugh Rayner describes his initiative to encourage consultants to write letters to their outpatient clinic patients directly and in clear language, rather than via their GP. When it comes to the NHS, communication can be a matter of life or death.
BBC Sounds - 28th January 2020.
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BBC Radio 4 - Monday 6th May 2019
Andrew Marr discusses ageing with Nicci Gerrard, Sue Armstrong, John Agard and David Slater.
8th April 2019
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