Private suppliers to get SCR access
The Department of Health has predicted that a market of suppliers offering patients access to their Summary Care Record will emerge in the next couple of years.
GPSoC extended to March 2013
The GP Systems of Choice scheme is to be extended until the end of March 2013, while the Department of Health decides who will be responsible for IT services in the new NHS.
Service desk gets CfH accreditation
Healthcare Computing has announced that it has become one of the first non-NHS organisations to gain NHS Connecting for Health accreditation for its service desk.
Smartcard sharing ‘should be offence’
The National Information Governance Board for Health and Social Care has recommended that smartcard sharing should be banned and misuse made a disciplinary offence.
ISoft7 complete five year deal
The seven ‘out of cluster’ trusts in London and the South of England that signed a deal with iSoft and CSC ahead of the National Programme for IT in the NHS have finalised agreements to extend their contracts for five years.
IG deadline extended by IT problems
The deadline for organisations to complete their information governance training via NHS Connecting for Health’s Information Governance Training Tool has been extended, following persistent problems with the website.
Patchy SCR roll out nears 10 per cent
The NHS in England has created Summary Care Records for 8.5% of the population with the leading region, NHS North East, creating SCRs for one in six.
ISoft7 reach £25m agreement
The iSoft7 appear to have reached a deal with NHS Connecting for Health, CSC and iSoft to keep their iPM software running from CSC’s data centre.
BMA tells GPs to hold fire on SCR
The BMA’s GP committee is advising family doctors in England not to upload any more Summary Care Records until it has agreed how recommendations from two reviews should be implemented.
Major NHS public websites unheard of
A new study to better understand what prevents people from using information technology to help them manage their health and care has found that few people have heard of three major NHS health information websites.