Potential of new tech will be harnessed as part of £1.8bn NHS cash boost
Downing Street announced the funding for more beds, equipment and additional wards yesterday, but it’s not clear how much will be spent on digital.
Budget: £325m extra for STPs – Hammond
The most advanced sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) will received an additional £325 million, chancellor Philip Hammond said during his Spring Budget speech.
Stevens, Rice hail IT focus in 5YFV
The “inexorable rise” of IT and data in UK healthcare must be accompanied by increased digital literacy and improved incentives for care providers to be a success, key NHS England figures say.
Osborne ‘protects’ NHS from austerity
Chancellor George Osborne has once again promised to protect the NHS from the worse of his austerity measures; while acknowledging that it will need to make efficiency savings.
NAO warns more trusts will fail
The National Audit Office has warned that more transparent and consistent plans for dealing with NHS trusts in trouble will be needed as the financial squeeze on the health service tightens.
Datalink to support UK life sciences
The government has launched a “world-class e-health secure research service” that will provide life science researchers with greater access to anonymised NHS patient data.
Lean years to follow lean years in NHS
The NHS has been warned that it faces another lean period when it gets to the end of the present period of austerity.
Cuts hit IT investment, EHI survey shows
NHS trusts are looking to “sweat” their current IT systems instead of invest “in new toys” as they struggle with efficiency saving demands.
Osborne condemned for ‘no budge budget’
George Osborne has underlined the government’s determination to reduce Britain’s deficit by reducing public spending in his 2011 budget.
50,000 job losses identified across NHS
More than 50,000 NHS staff posts are due to be cut across the UK, according to a union-backed campaign against the cuts.