The increasing use of new technology in the provision of healthcare is starting to lead to some new career opportunities.
Key agencies are NHS Direct which recruits staff into ICT-related roles as well as qualified nurses and NHS Connecting for Health whose remit includes developing systems of health provision such as e-prescribing and the “choose and book” system for patients.
Similar opportunities are staring to occur on the NHS Jobs website but as job titles are not yet well-established, they are best found by trying search terms such as “telehealth”, “remote”, “mobile device”, etc*. on the advanced search (‘search by skills’) section of the site. Precise qualifications required are likely to vary.
There are also likely to be commercial software companies who are developing health-related programmes and applications.
Source: Abridged from a message received from via AGCAS ServiceLink
* Other search expressions that I have tried and work are “electronic”, “choose and book”, “e-prescribing” and “informatics”.