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AI cancer research centres in UK receive £50 million funding boost

Artificial intelligence capable of spotting deadly diseases like cancer is to receive a £50 million funding boost in a bid to speed up diagnosis times.

The extra cash is being awarded to three specialist centres based in Coventry, Leeds and London, delivering digital upgrades to pathology and imaging services across an additional 38 NHS trusts, the Department of Health and Social Care (DoH) said.


NHS rolls out predictive analytics to help hospitals forecast Covid-19 admissions

Predictive analytics is being rolled out across the NHS in a bid to help hospitals forecast coronavirus and direct resources where they are needed most.

The new Joint Biosecurity Centre is being asked to give the NHS locally advance warnings of any uptick in coronavirus admissions with the support of a machine learning-powered tool.


Microsoft strikes sweeping cloud deal with NHS

A new deal with Microsoft to supply its cloud-based digital tools to hospitals and medical services across England will save hundreds of millions of pounds, the NHS has said.

As many as 1.2 million staff across the NHS will gain access to the tech giant’s productivity and collaboration apps, in a move designed to ease the administrative burden on doctors and nurses.

The health service said the move will create a “truly joined-up NHS”, allowing various organisations within the system to work more seamlessly together.


NHS under cyber siege since Covid-19, GCHQ boss says

The NHS has been increasingly targeted by cyber attacks since the coronavirus outbreak, the director of GCHQ has said.

Jeremy Fleming told the Cheltenham Science Festival that GCHQ’s cybersecurity arm, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), had been supporting the health sector after it had been targeted by hackers.


NHS needs urgent cyber support throughout outbreak, says think tank

The NHS needs greater cyber security support to prevent a crippling attack during the coronavirus pandemic, a think tank has warned.

Security experts at Chatham House claim the NHS may be ill-prepared to deal with the aftermath of a potentially devastating cyber threat and has suggested the Government seek urgent help to protect it.



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