Healthcare technology will change lives, eventually

There is some way to go before game-changing technologies are deployed to revolutionise patient care and the working practices of healthcare professionals, but there are encouraging signs of progress

How 5G can revolutionise healthcare

For all the transformative and life-saving benefits that 5G has to offer, a number of obstacles stand in the way of the NHS capitalising on the technology

Working to improve global mental health

There are large disparities in how governments around the world address mental health services, but a number of initiatives are prompting conversations and raising public awareness

We’re living much longer, but are we healthier?

Increases in life expectancy will put unprecedented pressure on our healthcare systems. Exploring the science of ageing and our understanding of co-morbidities will be crucial in tackling this ‘longevity trap’

Better patient compliance could save millions

Digital medicine could provide the answer to the costly questions of patient compliance and failure to follow medical advice correctly

Integrated care is the future, says NHS England chair

Lord Prior, NHS England chairman

Chair of NHS England Lord Prior tells of his determination to transform the health service as a power for good in an increasingly ailing society

How online pharmacies are improving patients’ lives

Pharmacists are becoming the first port of call for patients with minor illnesses as internet pharmacies take a greater share of dispensing drugs and GPs complain of increasing pressure

Pill journey along complex supply chains

New technologies, such as the cloud and artificial intelligence, have transformed pharmaceutical supply chains from materials supplier to manufacturer, wholesaler to pharmacy and on to patients