What now for the Wachter have-nots?

Jon Hoeksma, the chief executive and editor of Digital Health, asks what will happen to the NHS providers frozen out of the digital 'ivy league' and puts forward some ideas for alternative exemplar programmes.

27 October 2016

Home comforts: Surrey's IoT trial for dementia care

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is leading a test-bed to trial the use of the Internet of Things in dementia care. Reporter Laura Stevens went to Guildford to see some of its ideas in action.

27 October 2016


Interview: Mark England

The director of reengineering and informatics at Luton and Dunstable NHS Foundation Trust talks to Lyn Whitfield about its EPR strategy, being a global exemplar, and leading its STP.

24 October 2016


John Parry: Working towards a national consent model

Policy, politics and culture are encouraging information sharing; the missing piece is an efficient, scalable and legal consent model, says the clinical director of TPP.

21 October 2016


Another view: of handling letters

GP Neil Paul wants a better way to deal with the many letters that flow into a GP surgery; one that’s future proof for the coming world of federated, hub and spoke working.

18 October 2016


NHS Digital’s plans for a digital NHS

The NHS is taking another run at digital transformation. At a national level, much of the “heavy lifting” is falling to NHS Digital. Ben Heather talks to three of the new organisation’s leaders about what coming for a digital NHS.

17 October 2016

Beyond Wachter: 1% for the 99%

Ewan Davis and Tony Shannon say there is a lot to like about the Wachter Review, but also some worrying gaps. They call for an open platform and a challenge fund to secure digital transformation for all, and not just Hunt's Ivy League.

13 October 2016


Laura's digital disruptors: GP video consultations

Digital Health reporter Laura Stevens takes a look at online and video consultations with GPs, and asks whether these will remain private services, or find a role within the NHS.

3 October 2016


Interview: Steven Bloor

Steven Bloor, the chief information officer at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, talks to Lyn Whitfield about how its openMaxims deployment is going, and what he's learned about the benefits and risks of open source software.

29 September 2016


Site visit: North West Shared Infrastructure Service

In an old, red-brick workhouse in Preston is the nerve centre for a health IT infrastructure that stretches from Cheshire to the Lake District. Ben Heather visits the North West Shared Infrastructure Service.

29 September 2016


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