Digital technologies are helping the NHS and local partners to create healthier futures for local people.

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  • Health and care partners are working with social care providers in the Black Country to implement a move from paper records to an electronic form of record keeping and care planning known as a Digital Social Care Record (DSCR).

  • Black Country Connected is a programme to loan residents in the Black Country a Geobook laptop with an option to receive connectivity/wi-fi to give them access to the internet.

  • The new NHS shared care record in the Black Country and surrounding areas. It will let the professionals who are directly involved with your care see relevant information about the care and treatment you’ve had across all services.

  • Two digital innovations are being piloted to help Black Country GPs standardise how people with respiratory (lung) conditions are identified and supported.

  • Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. Find out how we are working with local communities to promote usage of the app and understand how it might benefit our patients.

  • Using digital devices, we can now accurately monitor things like blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen levels of people in care homes. The readings can be sent automatically to a clinician to review.

As a system, we've developed a Digital Strategy (2023-2026). It will be driven by three pillars; Digitise, Connect, and Transform. Within these pillars, 14 focus areas have been developed and shaped by key outputs from a series of workshops and focus development sessions completed by the our stakeholders, partners, and community, along with existing national programmes. Read our Digital Strategy to find out more.