CQC releases trust risk ratings
The Care Quality Commission has used a new intelligent monitoring tool to identify the next 19 acute trusts for inspection.
DH launches £2m health tech prizes
The Department of Health has announced two competitions, each worth up to £2m, to develop innovative ideas for addressing some of the biggest health problems of our time.
Lord Darzi launches NHS ratings app
Former health minister Professor Lord Ara Darzi has launched an iPhone app that allows users to rate NHS services and create a basic medical record they can share with health professionals.
System C wins Microsoft accolade
System C has been named Microsoft’s public sector health partner of the year, picked from over 3,000 entries from across the world.
100 polyclinics to shake-up London
NHS London has set out a five year strategy for overhauling healthcare in the capital that includes plans to move care out of hospitals, open more than 100 polyclinics, and make greater use of email and telephone consultations. IT is at the heart of many of the plans outlined in the newly-published First Stage Report on the capital’s strategic […]
DH publishes model for community IT
The Department of Health is urging community services to evaluate their information systems and set priorities for the future using its newly-published community information model. The model forms part of a report, Transforming Community Services: Improving Information for Stakeholders, produced by a working group of strategic health authorities and primary care trusts set up following […]
Blackpool gets ‘Darzi’ style PACS
NHS Blackpool has implemented a new Agfa PACS system that enable staff working at the town’s state of the art new polyclinic to access and share diagnostic image records with staff at the local hospital trust. Implemented as an extension of Blackpool, Flyde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s existing Agfa Impax PACS, the new […]
Over the moon, gobsmacked, delighted – just some of the reactions from the winners of the E-Health Insider Awards 2009 in association with BT.
Alder Hey surveys are Fabio
One of Europe’s largest children’s hospitals has developed an electronic survey system to involve children in their care plans and allow them to rate their experiences.
Lords question flu response
Members of the House of Lords have told the government they have “significant concerns” about the delay in the launch of the full National Pandemic Flu Service, which is not due to be ready until 1 October. In a report on pandemic flu, the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee said the government appeared […]