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Community pharmacies targeted in NHSmail drive

An pharmacies wanting access to a new £75 million performance-based fund will need an account.


UCLH outsources ICT to Atos in deal worth at least £150m

The big London NHS trust makes another big IT investment, hinting at ambitions to become an "exemplar".


NHS barcode project aimed at improving patient safety

The humble barcode has been ubiquitous in retail for decades. Now the NHS is trying to use the technology to track faulty devices and improve patient safety.



IT connection problems compromised care - CQC

IT connectivity issues at a southern trust have caused disrupted access to electronic patient record and compromised patient care, CQC says.


1970s printers replaced with e-prescribing in Ireland

More than 30 years ago, Matrix printers were introduced into the Irish healthcare system. Now, finally, they are being replaced


Critical IT systems on Leeds risk register

A sizeable chunk of a major teaching hospital’s critical IT systems are at significant risk of failing without warning, according to its corporate risk register.


Network outages at Cambridge lead to “resilience” review

Repeated outages at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have led to a “network resilience” review and weekly meetings with senior Hewett Packard executives.


Severe NHSmail delays should have eased - NHS Digital

But some NHSmail services could still be experiencing delays caused by an inadvertent email to 840,000 users, and the subsequent flood of 'reply-all' emails.



Whoops, I sent an email to 840,000 NHS accounts

It started with a mistaken email to every NHS account in England. But it was the replies that brought one of the country's biggest email services to a near standstill.



Ade Memoire: all mod cons

In 1998, Adrian Byrne’s trust decided the future was the web. The modern world says it was right, the world of healthcare software that it was wrong. Now, he's got the private hell of deciding where to go on mobile...


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