2012 changes to be felt in 2013
The transition away from the National Programme for IT in the NHS is finally underway and will gather speed in 2013, according to NHS IT directors asked for their views of the year ahead.
Morale of IT staff hits new low
The morale of NHS IT staff working in primary care has declined greatly as job losses and job changes have taken effect, according to EHI Primary Care’s latest survey.
Look back, move forward
EHealth Insider asked NHS IT directors, GPs, opinion formers and a patient to look at the state of NHS IT at the end of 2012, and at what 2013 is likely to hold.
The ‘Liberating the NHS’ reforms became law, the government issued a new NHS IT strategy, CSC’s deal for the NME was on and off an finally on again, and the ICO got cross. Lyn Whitfield looks back at 2012.
Reforms yet to gain traction in NHS
New health secretary Jeremy Hunt will have his work cut out to convince NHS staff of the value of his predecessor’s reforms, eHealth Insider’s latest survey suggests.
Full details of EHI Live 2012 released
More than 50 speakers have been booked to give delegates to the conference at EHI Live 2012 the “big picture” on NHS IT, the detail on how to tackle “major works”, and insight into the disruptive power of “health 2.0”.
Ta ra, Lansley
Health secretary Andrew Lansley has been reshuffled to Leader of the House. Lyn Whitfield assesses his impact on the NHS and its IT.
Lansley announced as keynote at EHI Live
Health secretary Andrew Lansley will be the keynote speaker at this year’s EHI Live conference and exhibition, giving delegates the chance to get the big picture on government policy from the very top.
New kids on the block
Commissioning support services have emerged as important parts of the latest reforms, not least when it comes to providing information and analysis to commissioners. Fiona Barr reports.
NHS commissioning to shed 20,000 jobs
As many as 20,000 NHS staff could be left without jobs when the new commissioning structure is complete, NHS Commissioning Board plans suggest.