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NHS morale is ‘heartbreaking’ says Matt Hancock

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Matt Hancock will say he is horrified by the level of bullying experienced by NHS staff

Matt Hancock will give his first speech since taking the job of health secretary and will emphasise the need the address low morale in the NHS.

The former digital and culture secretary will say he is horrified by the level of bullying experienced by NHS staff.

‘We are really encouraged by this focus on our health and care staff and to hear that the Health Secretary is prepared to fight for them. It is much-needed and long-overdue, especially when we know it is the skills and commitment of staff that ensures high-quality care,’ said Janet Davies, chief executive of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

‘The health and care workforce now seeks his support for increasing staffing levels, attracting more people into nurse training and investment in experienced professionals too - with all given the tools they need and a fair reward for their work.’

Speaking to staff at West Suffolk Hospital today, Mr Hancock continues to state that a ‘tech transformation is coming’ which will drive ‘a culture change’ in the NHS.

Mr Hancock will also pledge a dedicated fund of £487 million for technology in the NHS – the majority being dedicated to improve technology in hospitals so that patients can access services from their homes.

Only this month, the government launched a new App which allows patients to order prescriptions, access medical their medical files and book appointments.

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Encouraging sound bites from the Health Secretary just hope he delivers more than hot air. Regarding the new app for ordering prescriptions, patient's have been able to do this for years if their GP surgery uses the Emis computer system (which I would think a great proportion do) via Emis access. Is this something different?
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