Wait for EMIS Web dispensing module
Healthcare IT supplier EMIS expects to release a dispensing module for EMIS Web by the end of June, under pressure from dispensing practices.
Prescription vending machine for UK
A Canadian company will trial a remote pharmacy dispensing machine at UK hospitals later this year. PharmaTrust will provide its MedCentre product – which is a similar to a vending machine but provides patients with a face-to-face video link with a registered pharmacist before securely dispensing medicines – to a five as yet unnamed hospitals. The […]
Expert view: Alan Dutta-Plummer
A senior project consultant at JAC outlines the benefits of a Lean Approach to medicines management in Milton Keynes.
Acute trusts go-live with Bluespier EDS
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust have gone live with a new electronic discharge system from Bluespier. The company says it has worked closely with the two trusts, which have been customising the module for their own use. It is linked with the admission and discharge processes on the trusts’ patient […]
Southend signs CIS Oncology deal
CIS Oncology has been awarded a contract to provide Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with an oncology pharmacy dispensing system.
Information prescriptions to be linked to electronic records
The Department of Health is this week expected to set out its vision for information prescriptions that are linked to electronic patient records and a national accredited information system based within NHS Choices.
Bolton moves to online pharmacy system
Actor Dave Spikey helps launch Bolton’s new robotic dispensing system. The Royal Bolton Hospital, part of the Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust, has upgraded its electronic prescribing system to the Ascribe Web Pharmacy system, and invested in a new robotic dispensing system. To be delivered over three months, the system was launched by Phoenix Nights actor and Bolton […]
Pharmacists may get access to patient care records
The government has announced it will investigate how community pharmacy access to the NHS Care Records Service could be achieved. The news comes despite BMA concerns about the impact on patient confidentiality of extending access to an additional professional group working in the commercial sector. The newly-published white paper on community pharmacy, Pharmacy in England: […]
New GP leads aim to connect
Dr Peter Short, one of two new GP clinical leads just appointed by Connecting for Health, is clear about how he will measure his success in the job.
Fujitsu integrate JAC pharmacy at Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes NHS Foundation Trust has become the first trust to receive a JAC pharmacy system from local service provider Fujitsu, integrated with its Cerner Millennium patient administration system. The JAC system is now being offered as one of Fujitsu’s best of breed options until similar functionality becomes available within Millennium. The JAC system originally […]