The NHS is being asked to do more. That isn't new in itself, but the demands that are being put on trusts and their IT teams are being ratcheted up by the coronavirus pandemic.
They are being asked to prepare for more COVID-19 and a difficult winter. To recover the backlog of elective care that has developed over the past 18-months. To change in response to the arrival of integrated care systems and their agenda of more joined-up, more person-centred care.