HealthSpace expansion plans shelved
The Department of Health has shelved plans for a massive expansion of its personal health record project, HealthSpace.
CfH jigsaw still ‘missing pieces’
The NHS IT programme is a jigsaw “still missing pieces” that need “to be found and put in place”.
London runs reverse auctions for care
The London Procurement Programme has carried out a number of online reverse auctions for care for patients who are physically frail, mentally ill and requiring end of life care. The LPP, which was established by NHS London to maximise its purchasing power, conducted the auctions on behalf of the capital’s 31 primary care trusts. The […]
Project develops smart clothes
Researchers in the UK have begun work on a project to develop hi-tech clothing for elderly people, with electronic devices built in. The three year research project is being funded by the New Dynamics of Ageing Programme, a collaboration between five UK research councils, and will involve teams from more than six universities as well […]
Changing child health systems
A consortium of primary care and acute trusts in the south west discuss the implementation of McKesson’s Care Plus child health system.
Three more early adopters for Lorenzo
E-Health Insider has identified an NHS acute trust, a primary care trust and a mental health services trust as the next adopters of Lorenzo regional care.
Darzi quality indicators published
The Department of Health and the NHS Information Centre have published a list of 232 indicators of high quality care, intended to help clinicians drive up the quality of care they deliver to patients. The publication of the 200 indicators forms the first step in developing measures that will enable clinicians to easily measure the quality of […]
Simulation improves falls care
A primary care trust has won an award for its use of a computer-based simulation programme to forecast the impact of a proposed new care pathway. East Riding PCT used the Scenario Generator tool to look at its plan for a new pathway to reduce the chances and numbers of falls and to cut attendance […]
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NHS National Services Scotland won the Best Use of IM&T to Promote Patient Safety at last year’s BT e-Health Insider Awards for the Emergency Care Summary.
No National Flu Line until autumn
A telephone and web-based National Flu Line service to offer advice and authorise access to antiviral medicines in the event of a pandemic will not be ready until the autumn, the Department of Health has admitted.