Digital health services and technology-enabled service improvements depend on a range of IT services. These include: routine support and maintenance, and outsourced services such as back-up, security and hosting. Of increasing importance are cloud-based models such as infrastructure and applications as a service. Also covered are organisational strategy and development, procurement and implementation services such as data management.

£55m to increase e-Referral uptake

NHS England has set aside £55 million to reward GPs and hospitals to increase the uptake of electronic referrals to 100% by 2018.



NHS Property Services procures IT systems

NHS Property Services is procuring a suite of management systems and business intelligence tools to save customers money by creating more flexible work spaces.



NHS e-Referral Service fails to report

The NHS e-Referral Service is not producing any reports for users - nearly four months after go-live.



Another view: of point of care testing

GP Neil Paul reckons he could offer a cheaper, better testing service to patients. If only NHS funding flows didn’t get in the way.



Bradford Uni joins Code4Health community

The University of Bradford has become an NHS England Code4Health community, and will now act as a ‘hub’ for the development of courses and apps.


Tech support offered to vanguards

Interoperability and information governance are among the technological priorities for NHS ‘vanguard’ sites, according to a support package published by NHS England.



Oasis MD checks into The Learning Clinic

Kal Vaikla, the former managing director of Oasis Medical Systems, has become the chief executive of The Learning Clinic, following the departure of founder Roger Killen earlier this year.


Microsoft meets secure email standard

Microsoft 365 is the first non-NHS email service to meet the secure health and social care email standard allowing users to send sensitive patient information.



E-Referrals back up to 40,000 a day

The number of referrals being made on the new NHS e-Referral Service has risen to 40,000 a day, the same as were made using the Choose and Book system.



NantHealth buys Harris

Genomics company NantHealth has bought systems integrator Harris Healthcare Solutions for an undisclosed sum.


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