Hospitals breaking DPA every day
The BMA says hospitals are breaking the Data Protection Act on a daily basis by sending referral correspondence to the senior partner in a practice.
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 […]
NHS boss flew to India to check iSoft progress
David Nicholson has continued to take a hands-on role in the multi-billion pound NHS IT programme, flying to India to meet one of the companies developing its key electronic patient record software.
Child health strategy to share information
The government plans to promote information sharing across settings to deliver improvements in the health of children and young people, according to a strategy published this week. Healthy lives, brighter futures: the strategy for children and young people’s health says feedback from frontline staff suggests they sometimes feel constrained as to when they can share […]
Information sharing consultation
The government has launched a consultation on information sharing across health, social care and wider community support services. The consultation will examine how the assessment process for people who need health and social care should work in future. It will look at what information should be commonly shared, who that information should be shared with, […]
BMA calls for exemption on data sharing
The BMA is calling for confidential health information to be exempt from new government legislation which will allow sharing of personal data across Whitehall departments.
Insider view: Jon Hoeksma
E-Health Insider’s editor says the Public Accounts Committee’s latest report shows its time to take some tough decisions about NPfIT.
PAC gives NPfIT six months to deliver CRS
The National Programme for IT in the NHS should be given six months to get effective care record systems into acute trusts, the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has concluded.
Making a Detailed Care Record a reality
Tony Megaw, head of primary care IT for NHS Yorkshire and the Humber, tells Fiona Barr how a primary care Detailed Care Record has been delivered.
This is the year to come
Sandra Hempel asks leading figures in healthcare IT to look ahead to 2009.