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Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is three years on from signing its landmark deal with HP and Epic – and eight months on from going live with the electronic patient record. Thomas Meek reports.
2 July 2015

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Neil Paul is not impressed with the government’s new deal for GPs. Thankfully, some people are working on better ideas for dealing with patient demand than just getting docs to work harder for no more money.
1 July 2015

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In the second of his new columns, Digital Health News reporter Thomas Meek asks why mental health has seen as explosion of apps; and what needs to be done to get them into clinical and patient use.
23 June 2015



Evidence of the benefits of many Nursing Technology Fund projects is "scarce", a report commissioned by NHS England reveals.
Significant delays to the General Practice Extraction Service have seen costs rise from £14 million to £40 million - and design failures mean it is unlikely to have a long-term future, a National Audit Office report has said.
The use of digital technology can save the NHS in England up to £13.7 billion a year by 2020, according to Tim Kelsey, national director for patents and information.
The successful delivery of care.data, NHS.uk and N4 “appears to be unachievable”, with all three major projects getting red lights, according to a report published by the government’s Major Projects Authority.
The Department of Health has announced that consultancy firm Accenture has won a £60 million contract to provide the new NHSmail service the same week the current system was out of action for several hours.
Significant delays to the General Practice Extraction Service have seen costs rise from £14 million to £40 million - and design failures mean it is unlikely to have a long-term future, a National Audit Office report has said.
The use of digital technology can save the NHS in England up to £13.7 billion a year by 2020, according to Tim Kelsey, national director for patents and information.
Patients will have real-time access to their full digital health record by 2018, under new plans unveiled by NHS England.
The new NHS e-Referral Service was running well on Tuesday afternoon, but has subsequently suffered another day of problems.
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Significant delays to the General Practice Extraction Service have seen costs rise from £14 million to £40 million - and design failures mean it is unlikely to have a long-term future, a National Audit Office report has said.
The Department of Health has announced that consultancy firm Accenture has won a £60 million contract to provide the new NHSmail service the same week the current system was out of action for several hours.
Users of the new NHS e-Referral Service are still experiencing significant slowdown and other issues nearly two weeks after the system went live.
Significant delays to the General Practice Extraction Service have seen costs rise from £14 million to £40 million - and design failures mean it is unlikely to have a long-term future, a National Audit Office report has said.
Patients will have real-time access to their full digital health record by 2018, under new plans unveiled by NHS England.
Users of the new NHS e-Referral Service are still experiencing significant slowdown and other issues nearly two weeks after the system went live.
News in brief
Tech Mahindra and Circle agree £50 million deal

Tech Mahindra has been named as technology partner for Circle Health in a deal worth a projected £50 million over 10 years.

Circle will provide access to its hospitals, clinicians and experience of running healthcare, allowing Tech Mahindra to develop and adopt new technologies that improve patient care, operational delivery and to reduce costs for all parties.

Tech Mahindra will develop new IT solutions for Circle’s hospitals and NHS management contracts - giving access to technologies that it has deployed in other sectors such as the telecoms sector, supporting the adoption of mobile healthcare solutions.

Initial focus will be on the creation of a new state of the art hospital in Birmingham.

2 July 2015




Now Pharmacy gets EPS approval

Online pharmacy service Now Pharmacy has been approved to handle NHS prescriptions via the electronic prescription service.

The pharmacy already dispenses private prescriptions via the Dr Now app, which gives access to UK-registered doctors through video-based consultation and delivers prescriptions nationwide.

The new approval means patients that nominate Now Pharmacy as their chosen pharmacist with their GP practice can have prescriptions delivered to their home or office free of charge.

Registered patients are prompted by text, email or phone when their prescription is due.

29 June 2015


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