Reforms will weaken IT services – survey
Opinion is divided on the impact of the latest NHS reorganisation on local IT and information services, but many respondents to EHI Primary Care’s latest survey are pessimistic about investment and development.
Morale of IT staff hits new low
The morale of NHS IT staff working in primary care has declined greatly as job losses and job changes have taken effect, according to EHI Primary Care’s latest survey.
DH sets out public health data tasks
The Department of Health has set out the tasks local authorities need to address to meet their new obligations on health intelligence in the reorganised NHS.
CCGs ‘being bypassed’ warning issued
Clinical commissioning groups are being bypassed as an “overwhelming” number of rules and regulations about the new NHS are produced, according to a group that aims to represent CCGs.
NHS CB to bill CSUs for hosting services
Commissioning support units are likely to have to pay the NHS Commissioning Board less than the 50p per head for hosting services that it first proposed.
Commissioners urged to demand A&E data
The College of Emergency Medicine wants clinical commissioners to use their buying power to improve the quality of discharge summaries produced by emergency departments.
Study raises issues with GP2GP records
GP practices have reported that a considerably higher proportion of their own records are accurate, complete and useful than those they have received via GP2GP electronic record transfer.
Hawking calls for action on A&E info
A GP is to report her concerns about the IT used to generate reports for GPs on accident and emergency attendances to the National Patient Safety Agency.
NHS commissioning to shed 20,000 jobs
As many as 20,000 NHS staff could be left without jobs when the new commissioning structure is complete, NHS Commissioning Board plans suggest.
Leeds hospital pharmacists access SCR
One of the largest hospitals in the UK is to roll-out access to the Summary Care Record to all its pharmacists by the end of this month.