The Digital Divide: Lessons Learnt from the Covid-19 Pandemic

by Freya Graham It’s been over a year since the Covid-19 pandemic changed the way we use technology. The pandemic accelerated digitisation – all of sudden, the internet became the only way to access wider society. Healthcare and education were forced to operate remotely. As the UK expands its digital infrastructure, what lessons can weContinue reading “The Digital Divide: Lessons Learnt from the Covid-19 Pandemic”

The importance of digital inclusion in healthcare & education

by Ole Ho Christiansen The right to health is a basic human right that is recognized by almost all global and regional human rights instruments (Majid, 2020). It covers physical, mental and social well-being. It requires that access to health care is non-discriminatory and accessible (Majid, 2020). Therefore, it is concerning to see the currentContinue reading “The importance of digital inclusion in healthcare & education”

Digital Ageism and Health Equality

by Freya Graham In March, Health Secretary Matt Hancock made a confession: ‘I’m a tech geek’. In the same speech, given at the Digital Health Rewired Festival, Hancock laid out his plans for a tech-driven future for the NHS. Praising ‘the power of technology’, he said that “digital technologies are not a bolt-on, or aContinue reading “Digital Ageism and Health Equality”

Understanding ‘digital inclusion’

by Ole Ho Christiansen After a year in lockdown most of us are used to living most of our life online. Classes are taught remotely and work is done through Zoom. It can be hard to imagine what life would be like without it. But some people do not have easy access to the internet.Continue reading “Understanding ‘digital inclusion’”