Nintendo DS to offer diabetes care
A pharmaceutical company has unveiled a blood glucose meter for children with diabetes that connects to the Nintendo DS and DS Lite games consoles.
Changing child health systems
A consortium of primary care and acute trusts in the south west discuss the implementation of McKesson’s Care Plus child health system.
Professionals start using ContactPoint
Up to 800 health, education and social care professionals are to start using the national children’s database ContactPoint from today, the government has announced. The Department for Children, Schools and Families said selected professionals based in 17 local authorities in North West England, together with staff working for the charities Barnardo’s and KIDS, will be […]
Task force demands ICS overhaul
The government is to change its rules on IT systems for children’s services after accepting that current systems fail to adequately support social workers. The Department for Children, Schools and Families is to allow local authorities and suppliers to remove ‘forms’ and ‘exemplars’ in local IT systems supporting the Integrated Children’s System. Social workers have […]
TPP named as CSC strategic solution
Primary care software supplier TPP has announced that it has signed an agreement with local service provider CSC, which makes SystmOne the strategic solution in the North, Midlands and East of England.
At least four southern trusts plan for Lorenzo
At least four hospitals in the South of England intend to implement Lorenzo, according to informatics plans, with community and mental health trusts taking systems from both TPP and CSE-Servelec. In NHS South Central, several hospital trusts that have yet to receive a system under the National Programme for IT in the NHS appear to be planning […]
Work stops again on ContactPoint
The introduction of the national children’s database ContactPoint has been suspended after local authority staff discovered loopholes in the system designed to protect the most vulnerable young people. The Department of Children, Schools and Families said it had “paused” the flow of data into ContactPoint from sources such as the child benefit database after local […]
Call to scrap ‘illegal’ NHS patient database
A quarter of all government databases, including NHS Detailed Care Records Service and NHS CRS Secondary Uses Service, are illegal and should be scrapped or redesigned, a major new report on government databases has claimed. Serious concerns are also raised about the NHS Summary Care Record Service, and its potential for abuse, with an independent […]
Laming – review IT for children’s services
The government must look at rolling out a single national IT system for children’s services because local IT systems are hampering progress with child protection, according to a report from Lord Laming. Lord Laming’s latest review of child protection, commissioned in the wake of the Baby P tragedy, was published last week and all its […]
Scottish LMCs demand action on IT choice
Scottish GPs have strongly criticised the delay in procuring a choice of GP IT systems and called for funding for the GPASS system to be released to NHS boards. Last week’s Scottish Local Medical Committees’ conference passed a motion stating that it “deplores the slow progress in procuring a choice of national IT systems following […]