Chelsea and Westminster plans post EPR
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust plans to replace much of its LastWord electronic patient record functionality and go out to tender for a portal early next year.
London trust sees e-prescribing gains
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has realised significant benefits with the completion of its electronic prescribing implementation earlier this year.
On top of the pill
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the few to have conquered the e-prescribing challenge. Sarah Bruce explains.
Five trusts breach DPA
The Information Commissioner’s Office has issued further warnings to NHS bodies about the importance of protecting data, after revealing that another five trusts have breached the Data Protection Act. The breaches were made by three London trusts – The Royal Free Hampstead, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Epsom and St Helier University Hospital – and […]
NHS Training for Innovation launched
The NHS technology training hub, THOTH, has been re-launched as NHS Training for Innovation and announced it is working on a programme of e-learning to help train health professionals to safely use different medical devices. Announcing the new name, Paul Vousden, managing director, said: “NHS Training for Innovation will fulfil a very important need – […]
DrThom makes the pill available online
Women can now purchase the contraceptive pill using the online medical service, DrThom without having to go to a doctor. The service will cost £29.99 for a three month supply and will only be made available to women who have taken the pill before. Patients will need to register on the DrThom website, and then […]
DH funds collaborative ICT research
Information and Communications technology features in five of the seven partnerships which are receiving a share of the £64m research grant for studies looking at major conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. The new National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaborations for Health Research and Care sites were announced by health minister, Dawn Primarolo, […]
DrThom launch ‘male health’ service online
Men suffering from erectile dysfunction can now seek advice and receive prescriptions from an online treatment service, staffed by clinicians from DrThom and the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The trust is the first NHS body to venture into online treatment, and has partnered with DrThom, the only medical service formally regulated by […]
Five trusts adopt ‘scan and save’ for surgical instruments
Radio Frequency Identification and barcode standards specialist GS1 UK says that five NHS trusts in the North-west have signed up for to its ‘scan and save’ initiative for automatically tracking and tracing sterile surgical instruments. This will allow the hospital to trace the complete life cycle of surgical instruments, including the verification of the decontamination and sterilisation process, […]
Mayday sees PACS benefits
Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust was one of the first sites in London to get BT’s Philips PACS system in London. EHI’s Joe Fernandez visited the trust to find out the difference it’s made to patient care.