One in three don’t collect anti-virals
More than one in three people have failed to collect their anti-viral medicine after being issued with an authorisation number by the National Pandemic Flu Service, according to latest statistics. Figures published by the Department of Health for the first two weeks of the NPFS show that out of 511,282 people who completed assessment on […]
Information prescriptions to be linked to electronic records
The Department of Health is this week expected to set out its vision for information prescriptions that are linked to electronic patient records and a national accredited information system based within NHS Choices.
University students to train on Cerner
The University of the West of England has agreed a partnership with Cerner to use its Academic Education Solution to train nursing and other healthcare staff on how to use its electronic patient record system, Millennium. Students at the university will be given lessons on how to use Millennium as part of a non-assessed module […]
DrThom makes the pill available online
Women can now purchase the contraceptive pill using the online medical service, DrThom without having to go to a doctor. The service will cost £29.99 for a three month supply and will only be made available to women who have taken the pill before. Patients will need to register on the DrThom website, and then […]
Oracle to host ESR e-learning workshops
Oracle has announced it is to hold a series of free workshops on its Oracle Learning Management product, which is available through the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Oracle Learning Management (OLM) is a component of the ESR which enables users to manage, record and report on the training and development of their employees in real […]
DH publishes Cornish 60-year health history
The Department of Health has published a new study looking at the health history of a class of Cornish school children from 60 years ago to the present day on the NHS Choices website. It was commissioned as a way of commemorating the 60th anniversary of the NHS. Visitors to the multi-media web feature can […]
New GP leads aim to connect
Dr Peter Short, one of two new GP clinical leads just appointed by Connecting for Health, is clear about how he will measure his success in the job.
Microsoft gets serious about health
Dr Bill Crounse, MD, Microsoft’s senior worldwide director of health, tells E-Health Insider’s Jon Hoeksma, that health is Microsoft’s fastest growing specialist group.
After the security storm
Data security experts believe the recent HMRC recent data disaster holds vital lessons for the health service, EHI editor Linda Davidson reports.
DrThom launch ‘male health’ service online
Men suffering from erectile dysfunction can now seek advice and receive prescriptions from an online treatment service, staffed by clinicians from DrThom and the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The trust is the first NHS body to venture into online treatment, and has partnered with DrThom, the only medical service formally regulated by […]