Bryant says NHS Digital must become more responsive
Beverley Bryant, director of digital transformation at NHS Digital, says the organisation needs to undergo a cultural revolution, move away from thinking of programmes “as king”, and become far more responsive to the needs of NHS customers.
Health IT rethink needed amid “colossal” financial challenge
Sir David Dalton has called for a radical shake-up in the way that NHS IT is bought and deployed in a health select committee report that warns the NHS is facing a “colossal” financial challenge.
NHS IT like a “1950s bank” – Swindells
NHS England’s new commissioning and IT boss has likened the public health system’s technology to a 1950s bank, and says it is lagging behind many comparable countries.
Digital roadmaps hunt for scalable tech
Digital roadmaps will be used to scout out promising technologies and upscale them for the rest country, NHS England’s head of digital strategy has said.
Enter the CCG: on flying pig documents
Dr John Lockley’s clinical commissioning group has been drawing up its local digital roadmap. It’s chances of delivery? Zero, he reckons…
Another new IT role at NHS England
NHS England has created yet another technology focused management role, with a purview over digital roadmaps.
Simon Stevens promises med tech tariff in grim speech
NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has indicated that the commissioning board will introduce a ‘med tech’ tariff to support the introduction of innovations to the health service.
E-prescribing use remains extremely low in the NHS
Levels of electronic prescribing in NHS hospitals remain stubbornly low, with less than a fifth of hospitals making widespread use of inpatient e-prescribing.
NIB: Newton to take over from Kelsey
Public Health England’s John Newton is to replace Tim Kelsey as chair of the National Information Board on an interim basis.
89 footprints on NHS digital plan
NHS England has received 89 ‘footprints’ from local healthcare economies working to develop roadmaps for the future of their digital health services.