Health technology through the Rainbow lens


The latest episode of Digital Health Unplugged is now live – this time we take a look at Queertech and why it’s needed in the NHS.

Queertech includes digital health tools designed to include the LGBT + community, both new tools and technology that have been around for a long time.

Tune in:

  • Brett Hatfield, NHS Navigator at DigitalHealth Accelerator.London
  • Mathew Watt, Senior Innovation Manager, NHSX
  • Lizzie Streeter, NHSE National LGBT Program Manager
  • Paul Gavin, Deputy Director of Health Inequalities at NHSE

In the episode we take a look at how technology can be more inclusive, including gender neutrality and the recognition that many people identify between the male and female spectrum. LGBT + data collection is also essential for technology and service planning: “If we don’t count, we don’t count,” Streeter explains.

Hatfield recently wrote a feature for Digital Health in Queertech: Procuring with Pride – you can read the piece here.

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