UKprocure have announced the establishment of the NHS Trading Network (NHSTN), which brings together 53 NHS organisations nationwide in one electronic procurement system. The organisations, which include trusts in East London, Oxford, the North-East and Hampshire with a total spend of £1bn, are now banding together in an ‘eMarketplace’ in the aim of achieving savings […]
Daloni Carlisle reports for E-Health Insider on why PACS delivery is slower than expected, and reveals that affordability is mostly to blame.
Fujitsu Services has provided further details of the members of its Local Service Provider (LSP) consortia line-up, following Monday’s announcement that it had been awarded the LSP contract for the South of England. The team, known as the Fujitsu Alliance, comprises Fujitsu as prime contractor; IDX Systems Corporation for the core clinical application; Tata Consultancy […]
One of the three consortia set up to test electronic transmission of prescriptions (ETP) says an official evaluation does not take account of its later work on the project when the volume of prescriptions processed picked up. The evaluation commissioned by the government was published on 17 September as part of package of announcements from […]
NHS trusts must put sustained local investment into their IT to complement investment from the National IT Programme, health minister Lord Hunt told a London conference this week. He said investment from the National Programme will be made “very much around a condition that the NHS locally invests its resources too.” The changes ahead were […]