Another view: Neil Paul
Our GP columnist would like a Star Cops-style personal assistant. Or failing that, some agreed definitions of data and a decent dashboard to display them on.
EHI comment policy and TPP
EHI editor Jon Hoeksma explains why comments have not been allowed on TPP stories for the past five months, and how this policy is changing.
White paper ‘could hit patient care’
A picture of little support for the latest NHS white paper emerges from a survey by EHI Primary Care.
Survey reveals white paper job fears
More than 80% of staff working in strategic health authorities and primary care trusts in England expect to lose their jobs or are uncertain about the future, according to an exclusive poll by EHI Primary Care.
Row brews over end of NHS Direct
The government has defended its decision to scrap NHS Direct and replace it with a new 111 number service.
PCT ends United Health contract early
NHS Northamptonshire has ended its contract for commissioning services with UnitedHealth UK a year early, the primary care trust has confirmed.
Birmingham SCR scare proves false
The vast majority of the Summary Care Records identified as out-of-date are actually up-to-date, an investigation has discovered.
BMA says suspend access to SCRs
The BMA GP committee has learned that some Summary Care Records have not been updated, and is calling on the government to suspend access until the problems are resolved.
Insider view: Fiona Barr
The editor of EHI Primary Care surveys GP views of this week’s white paper.
INPS and EMIS plan gateway
Healthcare IT system suppliers INPS and EMIS have announced that they have formed a 50:50 joint venture to implement an interoperability gateway.