Health Services: Northern Ireland

Department of Health written question – answered on 29th January 2015.

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Photo of David Simpson David Simpson Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with his Northern Irish counterpart about the exchange of best practice on the use of technology within the NHS.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Department of Health is responsible for providing a United Kingdom position to the European Union, concerning eHealth technology issues. As part of this, the Department consults with the Devolved Administration eHealth leads to exchange best practice on the use of technology within the National Health Service. This is facilitated via the United Kingdom eHealth Forum which includes representatives from the Northern Ireland Department of Health Social Services and Public Safety. The next United Kingdom eHealth Forum meeting is scheduled to take place in February 2015.

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