Time to end the disastrous leadership vacuum in NHS Test and Trace

There is a spaghetti of command and control at the top, which is incapable of coherent analysis, assessment, planning and delivery. The directorates suffer a high level of churn. Data analysis has had three director-generals in five months. Bosses do not “own” their staff: most are temporary appointments and hard to recruit because of a […]

Beating the cancer backlog is AI’s largest test yet

The radiologists were stumped. They had been staring at a mammogram for several minutes, and couldn’t work out what was wrong. They sent the scan on to an arbitrator radiologist who declared that it was clear. That’s when Mia, an artificial intelligence...

Why the Test and Trace system is failing

Data suggests people are reluctant to pass on the details of possible contacts outside their own household, Prof Fraser said, adding: “About two thirds of the contacts are reported in the household, and we don’t know exactly why that is.” Last month,...

Serco chief hits out at Labour criticism of NHS Test and Trace

The boss of the outsourcer at the centre of a row over the NHS’s Covid test and trace scheme has launched a scathing attack on a senior Labour MP over comments it should be “sacked” for perceived failings. Rupert Soames, chief executive of Serco, said he was...