Interim flu line plans unveiled
The Department of Health is drawing up plans for an interim flu line after admitting that its National Flu Line Service will not be ready until October. Health secretary Alan Johnson told the House of Commons that the alternative system would let patients call a single number and that this would generate the collection of […]
Lone NHS workers get safety alarms
The Department of Health has announced that 30,000 lone NHS workers are to get personal safety alarms incorporating location tracking technology.
No National Flu Line until autumn
A telephone and web-based National Flu Line service to offer advice and authorise access to antiviral medicines in the event of a pandemic will not be ready until the autumn, the Department of Health has admitted.
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 […]
iSoft signs Southern contract outside NPfIT
Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has become the first in the Southern cluster to sign a major contract with iSoft.
NHS Surrey drops coaching service
A primary care trust has dropped its health coaching service from private contractor Bupa Health Dialog, as the row over the consent model for telephone support services continues.
What is in store for QoF?
The GP in charge of recommending changes to the Quality and Outcomes Framework tells Sarah Bruce what is on the agenda.
Audit Scotland flags concerns with ECR
Scotland’s national audit body has raised concerns about the scope and quality of the country’s Emergency Care Summary. In its latest report on medicines management, Audit Scotland says that nine out of ten health boards have now implemented the ECR in Accident and Emergency departments. The ECR contains information from GP records and is intended to help staff […]
EMIS Web to receive CfH approval by autumn
EMIS Web, the next generation clinical system from GP system supplier EMIS, is likely to get NHS Connecting for Health assurance approval by September or October.
CfH on the brink of new deals with CSC and BT
NHS Connecting for Health is on the brink of signing new renegotiated deals with its two main remaining contractors, Computer Sciences Corporation and BT.