All hospitals and GPs to be connected to fibre optic broadband, Hancock says
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.
General Election 2017: what each party promises to do for NHS IT
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.
Broadband will be intrinsic to health in the US – AMIA letter
Access to broadband will determine your health and may already, according to the American Medical Informatics Association.
Better broadband for Welsh GPs
GP surgeries in Wales are set to get faster and more resilient broadband, following an improvement to the country’s public service network.
Broadband fund ‘will boost telehealth’
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 […]
Darling targets efficiency, pay and tax
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.
Siemens wins west London LAN deal
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 reaches 100th site
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 […]
Put cross here
The world of NHS IT is fractious and unhappy, an EHI / Doctors.net.uk poll suggests.
Switchover to Digital Britain
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 […]