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The United Nation’s seventeen sustainable development goals (SDGs) came into force in 2016. The set of goals is targeted for achievement by 2030 and involves targets such as improving food security and sustainably managing forests worldwide. Although all the SDGs are equally important, the coronavirus...

A little reflection will make anyone who tries to predict the future of healthcare nervous. After all, who could have said anything in early 2020 that turned out to be in any way accurate about the year to come! I do have the advantage of having...

Amazon had revenues of $280 billion in 2019- not bad for an online bookshop founded in 1994. According to McKinsey [1], 35% of what Amazon customers buy comes from recommendations generated by the company’s algorithms. Netflix, another company founded at a similar time, has revenues...

Technology is everywhere reshaping our lives.  Former Health Secretary Stephen Dorrell, however, believes that healthcare is lagging behind this trend.  Writing in the foreword to a new report[1] on the benefits of Technology-Enabled Care Services published by PPP (Public Policy Projects, a think-tank), Dorrell says...

In March, Microsoft announced that its collaboration platform, Teams, would be made freely available to all NHS workers. This was in direct response to the Coronavirus outbreak and to help organisations deal with the many challenges that came with the virus. Over the proceeding months, we have read story after story...

COVID-19, as the disease is known, has created a formidable workload for our healthcare system over the last couple of months, whether it is building the NHS Nightingale Hospitals, re-organising acute hospitals or building new apps to track the spread of the disease.  Many healthcare...