Patient information: how ICTs can help
Fiona Barr looks at the role information technology can play in providing greater information for patients.
Conservatives hold review of NHS IT
The Conservative party has confirmed it is currently undertaking an independent review of the National Programme for IT. Shadow health minister, Stephen O’Brien, had initially announced in an opposition debate last June: “If the government do not agree to a full and independent review as a result of our call, we will, as a matter […]
Cameron says NHS IT must be local
Conservative party leader David Cameron has attacked the NHS IT programme and called for local ownership and innovation. In a keynote speech at Trafford General Hospital to mark the 60th anniversary of the NHS, the opposition leader called for local NHS organisations to be allowed to innovate. He singled out the IT team at Trafford […]
Cameron says NHS heart replaced by “computer”
David Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party, has accused the Labour government of ripping out the heart of the NHS and replacing it with a computer. Cameron used the controversial multi-billion NHS computer project as a metaphor for his accusation that the government has wasted much of its investment in the health service on “gimmicks” from […]