Thomas renews focus on professionalism
The new chair of UKCHIP is urging the various bodies involved in representing NHS IT and information staff to work together to strengthen informatics professionalism.
Four in ten readers expect cuts
Four out of ten NHS IT staff are expecting their budgets to decrease next year, and a further 36% expect them to be frozen at this year’s level.
EHI Awards finalists unveiled
The finalists for the E-Health Insider Awards 2009 in association with BT have been announced.
Time to change the record?
E-Health Insider’s Sarah Bruce gauges reaction to the Conservatives’ response to the independent review of NHS IT.
Vein crawling mini robot developed
The Israeli Institute of Technology has created a miniature crawling robot small enough to crawl through human veins.
IC boss sets out quality programmes
The chief executive of the Information Centre has claimed that the UK has the potential to have the best technology and information systems in the world “if we continue to stick with it.” He pledged to deliver systems to help achieve this within the next 12-18 months. Exactly one year on from the final report […]
Connelly: South benefits from no LSP
Director general of informatics Christine Connelly has said the National Programme for IT in the NHS’ new approach in the South will mean faster delivery and greater engagement with frontline staff. Speaking at the Assist conference in Birmingham this morning, Connelly claimed there would be benefits to not having a single local service provider in […]
Hubs create technology for Digital Britain
Research Councils UK has unveiled a five year, £36m programme to develop new digital technologies. Three research hubs in Nottingham, Newcastle and Aberdeen will work on projects to open up new markets, improve the lives of elderly and socially excluded people and support rural communities. Science and innovation minister Lord Drayson said the new programme […]
BMA calls for more training simulators
The British Medical Association has called for more investment in simulators and skills labs to maintain training opportunities for junior doctors as their hours come down. The BMA says facilities being piloted in the North West could help trainees to develop their skills as traditional training opportunities are cut with the full application of the […]
New robot to assist elderly at home
The RobuLAB French robotics specialist Robosoft and SRI International have demonstrated a new service robot designed to assist the elderly at home. The RobuLAB, is able to navigate, follow and assist people moving from room to room using SRI Karto navigation software. The robot is aimed at developers and integrators building home-centric service robots. Robosoft […]