You could then, to really think outside the box, consider prescribing technology and/ or alternative health and wellbeing services to citizens, in their own communities, which could take pressure off the NHS. We could employ gamification and incentivise citizens to share their data to improve their health and gain access to different services. This may be seen as way off becoming a reality, but it is a nice vision to have, where citizens are empowered to self-manage and improve their own health by using and sharing their own data!
This ties in very nicely with the work that the Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre (DHI) undertakes, empowering citizens to self-manage their medical conditions by owning, sharing and utilising their own data through personal held data stores and health records. They also run a #DigiInventors Challenge that not only inspires and empowers young people to identify and develop entrepreneurial and digital skills while raising awareness of career opportunities in the digital health and care sector, but also gets them to identify the health challenges that they face and come up with ideas that could be transformed into real digital health and care solutions. It also aligns with several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - Food Health & Wellbeing, Quality Education and Industry Innovation and Infrastructure.