Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, was speaking at the Local Government Association (LGA) conference last week.
At the conference, Jeremy Hunt explained that health and social care needs a revolution, particularly to help our ageing population get the respect and dignity they deserve.
One of the pillars to support this is getting the NHS and social care systems to embrace the technology revolution. He called for council chief executives and leaders to get behind data sharing, which is necessary to achieve this, and he said we need their help to understand what the issues are around this.
Mentioning the recent launch of Genomics England, Jeremy Hunt explained that we will be the first country in the world to map 100,000 whole genomes onto digital medical histories, which will help in the search for important cures including cancer and dementia.
You can watch the whole LGA conference (Jeremy Hunt speaks at 02:12:27).