NIHR awards £4m to development of virtual reality treatments from NHS
The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) has awarded £4 million to the development of virtual reality (VR) treatments from the NHS.
£60m of digital mental health funding goes on exemplars
The vast major of £67.7m funding announced for mental health will go on six new global digital exemplars, the Department of Health has confirmed.
NHS barcode project aimed at improving patient safety
The humble barcode has been ubiquitous in retail for decades. Now the NHS is trying to use the technology to track faulty devices and improve patient safety.
‘Digital evangelist’ role at Department of Health
Department of Health are on the hunt for a new digital manager to add to their growing team.
Plan needed amid ‘confusing’ funding for a digital NHS
The government’s plan to digitally transform the NHS is at risk of losing credibility as plans and funding remain “confusing”, The King’s Fund has warned.
Final three take Lorenzo deal
Three trusts have been granted central funding to deploy Lorenzo as an electronic patient record system, as part of the deal agreed between the Department of Health and CSC in 2012.
Blackwood handed health IT
Nicola Blackwood has been handed responsibility for health IT in the post-Brexit shake-up of government.
NAO raps DH for ‘admin error’ that just kept NHS in black
The National Audit Office has rapped the Department of Health over the knuckles for the way it managed to avoid breaching its Parliamentary spending limits; while think-tanks have expressed concern about the impact of this morning’s financial reset.
National Programme for IT ends, but not for everyone
The National Programme for IT has finally come to an end, although the bill for the enormously expensive and controversial project will continue to be paid for years to come.
Fujitsu case still going – and could last another two years
The Department of Health’s dispute with Fujitsu over the company’s exit from the National Programme for IT in 2008 was not resolved in 2014, is still ongoing, and could last another two years, according to a news agency.