NHS identifier bill passes Lords
A bill to mandate the use of a common patient identifier across the health and social care system is set to become law after passing its final reading in the House of Lords.
NHS to trial innovations in ‘test beds’
NHS England is calling for healthcare innovators from across the world to trial new technologies and digital services at working NHS sites.
East Kent commercialises dashboards
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust has formed a commercial partnership with a business intelligence firm to market its information dashboards to other trusts.
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NHS launches mental health app library
NHS England has launched an online library of programmes and apps to support people with mental health conditions.
EU ministers back data privacy changes
The European Union has provisionally agreed changes to planned data privacy legislation that will make it easier to share data between health and social care services.
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Kelsey pushes for free NHS wi-fi
The NHS should install free wireless internet across its entire estate to act “as an instrument of social transformation”, NHS England’s Tim Kelsey says.
Welsh ambulance crews to use digi pens
The Welsh Ambulance Service Trust has agreed a deal with Anoto for 1700 digital pens to be given to its ambulance crews across Wales.
East Lancs reviews IT strategy
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust is to review its five-year strategy for information management and technology to address “technology changes and [the] new pricing structure of suppliers”.
Data advisory group to disband
The independent advisory group set up to review requests for GP patient data is being disbanded in favour of two organisations that separate data collection and data dissemination.
Lords to examine NHS identity bill
A bill proposing to mandate the use of a common patient identifier across the health and social care system will be discussed in the House of Lords tomorrow.