NHS Fife apologises for Brown leak
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has told the Leveson Inquiry that NHS Fife apologised to him for the leak of information about his son’s diagnosis with cystic fibrosis.
Twitter ‘weloveNHS’ campaign grows
Thousands of people have joined the ‘welovetheNHS’ campaign on Twitter to show their backing for England’s National Health Service. The campaign was launched to defend the service after US Republicans labeled it “evil” and “Orwellian” in a bid to discredit Barack Obama’s planned healthcare reforms, which could include a Federal government insurance scheme. Tens of […]
DH to review hand-held devices
The Department of Health is to review the market for hand-held devices for community-based staff, with a view to issuing guidance to primary care trusts on what is available. The review was announced in a “progress report” on the final report of Lord Darzi’s Next Stage Review of the NHS, which was published a year […]
Brown plans for ‘entitlements’
Prime Minister Gordon Brown has outlined plans to give public service users new "entitlements", while promising a tougher NHS performance management regime and massive efficiency savings. Building Britain’s Future says the NHS will be reformed by moving from a system primarily based on targets and central direction to one in which individuals have "enforceable" entitlements over the service […]
Berners-Lee to advise on public data use
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the man widely credited with inventing the world wide web, is to advise the UK government on public information delivery. Sir Tim will head a panel of experts who will advise the Minister of the Cabinet Office on how the government can best use the internet to make non-personal public data as […]
Andy Burnham replaces Alan Johnson
Andy Burnham Andy Burnham has been named as the new health secretary. Burnham will replace Alan Johnson who moved to become the home secretary as part of Gordon Brown’s cabinet reshuffle, earlier today. It is also believed that Ben Bradshaw will be leaving the Department of Health to take over Burnham’s former role as Secretary […]
Government turns up the heat on patient power
The government has set out its vision for the future shape of public services, which includes giving patients greater choice and control over their care and more opportunities to input their own experiences. In a white paper published today, Working Together- Public Services On Your Side , the prime minister Gordon Brown says he aims […]
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Data Sharing Review has messages for the NHS
Patients who consent to a course of treatment should be presumed to have given “implied consent” to having their data used for medical research, a review of data sharing across government has concluded. The NHS should also develop a system to allow approved researchers to identify patients who would be happy to take part in […]
Patient information: how ICTs can help
Fiona Barr looks at the role information technology can play in providing greater information for patients.