Braintree Community Hospital picks TPP
Braintree Community Hospital is to go live with TPP’s Community Hospital module when it opens for business this spring, TPP has announced. The new community hospital, run by a partnership between NHS and private providers operating as Braintree Clinical Services, will become the seventh community hospital to take TPP’s Community Hospital module following its launch […]
Forest for the cup
The NHS Waltham Forest team implementing RiO was the overall winner in last year’s E-Health Insider Awards in association with BT. Daloni Carlisle reports.
ISoft creates UK LIS development team
ISoft is creating a development team to advance the capabilities of its pathology systems. It is also planning to release a series of new functions for its i.Laboratory and i.Laboratory TP range.
West Yorks report identifies IT concerns
An investigation into use of TPP’s out-of-hours system by West Yorkshire Urgent Care Service has concluded that it created “a significant risk to patient health” and left the service in breach of NHS regulations.
Do more, with less
Department of Health policy and informatics guidance lays bare the scale of the challenge facing the NHS as the credit crunch bites. Lyn Whitfield works her way through 140 pages of policy documents and plans.
NHS Direct and Digital Public were winners at the E-Health Insider Awards 2009 in association with BT. Paul Curran reports.
Sites link up for mental health ratings
The patient feedback site Patient Opinion has linked up with NHS Choices to enable patients to comment online on mental health services. The partnership between the Department of Health’s flagship website and Patient Opinion is due to be launched today by care services minister Phil Hope. The DH said the partnership means service users, carers […]
The politics of 2010
Politicians and policy makers on the year to come.
DH shifts IT from ‘replace’ to ‘connect’
NHS informatics in England will move from a “replace all” to “connect all” philosophy, the Department of Health has announced. Informatics planning guidance for 2010-11 says an updated strategic direction for informatics will be developed over the coming months to reflect the change in emphasis. The guidance says a new direction has also been agreed for […]
NHS ‘faces pivotal year’ – Nicholson
NHS chief executive David Nicholson has said that the coming year will be pivotal for the NHS as it faces its last year of significant growth. The Operating Framework for the NHS in England 2010-11, launched by the Department of Health yesterday, said that after a decade of investment the NHS is about to face […]