Digital Community Pharmacy, Optometry, Dentistry, Ambulance, Community Care (PODAC) Programme
Improving digitalisation and connectivity in digital community pharmacy, optometry, dentistry, ambulance and community health (PODAC) and the rest of the NHS.
The NHS PODAC programme is leading work to improve digital maturity across the five PODAC sectors of digital community pharmacy, optometry, dentistry, ambulance and community health.
The programme focuses on facilitating PODAC organisations to deliver NHS services by setting the desired core capabilities. It aims to empower PODAC sectors to use digital innovations to improve connection to the wider NHS system, provide access to clinical information for direct care and enable health and care staff to direct more time to patient care.
Proposals for each PODAC sector
These webpages showcase the findings of our research including the proposed models, benefits and outcomes of improved digitisation for each of the 5 PODAC sectors.
We provide information on the potential digital solutions for each of the PODAC sectors that could assist with interoperability and information sharing between different organisations and their systems. This information will assist organisations delivering NHS care to choose the right digital product to improve access to the right clinical information.