NHS: Cost Effectiveness

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 7th March 2018.

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Photo of Adam Afriyie Adam Afriyie Conservative, Windsor

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential of machine learning to deliver efficiency savings in the NHS.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

A number of National Health Service providers are independently undertaking trials and test beds involving the use of machine learning techniques. As this work is at an early stage and focused on demonstrating clinical safety and effectiveness in a variety of use cases, we do not yet have an overview of the impact on efficiency.

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