Following the publication of NHS England's draft Standards and Interoperability Strategy, the BCS Health & Care Executive undertook a detailed review of the document.

Overall we were pleased to see the draft strategy and related work. That's because improving interoperability in health and care is essential.

There were many encouraging signs of progress and parts of the strategy were particularly welcome.

Although the strategy was not drafted as a standards document, we reviewed it as if it were and compiled a list of issues. For each issue, we provided a comment that explained it and then, wherever possible, provided a separate suggestion for improvement.

Read the full review with the comments we submitted.