The health secretary said the upgrade would support a promise made in the NHS Long Term Plan to improve the range and access of digital healthcare services.
The general election is tomorrow – but what does it all mean for the NHS and the healthcare IT sector in particular – we break down party promises.
Access to broadband will determine your health and may already, according to the American Medical Informatics Association.
GP surgeries in Wales are set to get faster and more resilient broadband, following an improvement to the country’s public service network.
The government has identified telehealth services as one of the main beneficiaries of its plans to invest £1 billion in super-fast broadband. Business secretary Lord Mandelson last week announced a consultation on how the government’s proposed £1b Next Generation Fund should be spent. The government said the fund would provide the UK with a world […]
The Chancellor has slightly shifted the focus of this year’s Pre-Budget Report from the urgent need to make public sector efficiency savings to implementing pay freezes and increasing taxes.
NHS Kensington and Chelsea has signed a contract with Siemens Enterprise Communications for a single voice and secure data network. The trust will roll-out Siemens’ OpenScape Voice platform and secure Enterasys Data Local Area Network (LAN) networking equipment at the beginning of 2010 as part of a single service agreement. When the implementation is complete, […]
N3 Voice Services is due to implement its 100th N3 VoIP site today. Len Chard, NHS Connecting for Health’s programme head of N3, said the milestone showed how the service had developed since the NHS’ broadband network was VoIP-enabled in July 2007. “N3 Voice has not been very high profile since then, but over the […]
The world of NHS IT is fractious and unhappy, an EHI / Doctors.net.uk poll suggests.
The government has confirmed that it wants universal access to 2Mbps broadband by 2012, arguing that this is vital for the future of commercial and public services. Its Digital Britain report, published yesterday, also sets out plans for a “digital switchover” for public services once the 2Mbps universal service commitment has been achieved. This would […]