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NHS England Sign ‘Collaboration Charter’ with AI Firm

A collaboration between i.AI and NHS England has been formed to support patient care.

The “Collaboration Charter” is the first of its kind charter to support the NHS.

According to GOV.UK, “The partnership, which has today (April 25) been formalised, seeks to empower the NHS workforce to use AI to improve and speed up patient care.

“The Charter also sets out to draw on the benefits of AI to improve staff experience and drive greater NHS operational efficiency.”

The Artificial Intelligence specialists will work with the NHS to find opportunities where new technology could be used to “deploy responsible AI-driven solutions.”

The signing of the Charter was completed in a meeting today in Westminster between Minister Burghart, Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office and Lord Markham, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health and Social Care.

What does Parliament say?

Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office, Alex Burghart said: “The Charter signed today marks the beginning of an exciting new partnership between our rapidly growing team of AI experts within central government and NHS England.

“Harnessing the potential of AI within the NHS will increase efficiency, improve staff experience and help deliver the very best service to patients.”

The Charter primarily focuses on non-clinical AI solutions and does not intend to develop new AI based medical devices and products.

During the course of this collaborative work, data controllership will remain with the NHS at all times, and i.AI will not have access to identifiable patient data.

Health Minister Lord Markham said: “This charter will help roll out innovative AI technologies across the NHS, speeding up tasks to allow clinicians to spend more time with patients.

“AI is already transforming the way we deliver healthcare – halving treatment times for stroke patients, making it easier to book GP appointments, and boosting productivity.

“We will continue to harness this kind of innovation to create a faster, simpler, and fairer health service.”

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