E-referrals to go live in November
The NHS e-referrals service will go live in November this year after having undergone several rounds of testing, the Health and Social Care Information Centre has said.
Stevens calls for change on first day
NHS England’s new chief executive, Simon Stevens, has taken up the top job in health service management.
A bad week in the bunker for care.data
EHI editor Jon Hoeksma reflects on another difficult week for NHS England’s flagship open data project, and its champion Tim Kelsey.
Simon Stevens to head NHS England
Simon Stevens, a one-time Blairite health advisor, has been announced as the new chief executive of NHS England.
The next leader of the NHS
EHI doesn’t do speculative pieces on who may get NHS top jobs, says editor Jon Hoeksma. But if it was to make an exception, it would be for the very top job, a successor for Sir David Nicholson…
Outsourcing explored for NHS Choices
NHS England is looking to outsource the provision of the “daughter of NHS Choices” beyond April 2014.
IT can fill £30 billion gap – Kelsey
Technology can fill a “large part” of the £30 billion funding gap facing the health service, NHS England’s director of patients and information has claimed.
Nicholson says mind the £30 billion gap
NHS England chief executive Sir David Nicholson has followed up on his call for a ‘big conversation’ on the future of the NHS by warning that it faces a £30 billion funding gap without radical change.
NPfIT puts reputations at risk
The Health and Social Care Information Centre is concerned that its reputation is “at risk” after the Public Accounts Committee grilled officials on NPfIT last month.
NHS runs up £31.5m Fujitsu dispute bill
The NHS has run up £31.5m in legal costs as a result of Fujitsu’s departure from NPfIT in 2008, the Commons’ Public Accounts Committee heard during an investigation into the programme’s local service provider deals.