Twitter is trending in the NHS
Only a third of primary care trusts are using social media to communicate with patients, according to a survey conducted by NHS Salford. The primary care trust conducted a survey of England’s 148 PCTs last month and found 36% are on the social networking site Facebook and 28% are using Twitter. NHS Salford said most […]
Online patient engagement tool launched
An online tool has been launched by the Department of Health to enable doctors to access hundreds of pieces of research on how to engage patients in healthcare.
Technology for the evolving world of consumer health
Linda Davidson asks what part IT can play in tackling the big health challenges of ageing and chronic disease, ahead of a round table sponsored by iSOFT.
Mind that child
Dr David Low, consultant paediatrician and national clinical lead for paediatrics and child health at NHS Connecting for Health, discusses the importance of child records.
SCR access widens again
Community pharmacists, end of life care teams and ambulance staff will gain access to the Summary Care Record in a series of pilot projects over the next few months, NHS Connecting for Health has revealed. The expansion in the types of NHS staff who can access the SCR will be piloted in early adopter primary […]