TPP offers ‘EPR Core’ license-free
TPP is offering a module that lets hospital staff view and contribute to primary care records electronically, license-free to NHS trusts.
DH scraps Novell enterprise agreement
The Department of Health has announced that it is axing the Enterprise wide Agreement that the NHS has with Novell. The move follows the decision to scrap the bigger EwA that the health service had with Microsoft in July, and suggests that similar deals could be scrapped as they fall due for renewal. NHS Connecting […]
Expert view: Guy Beaudin
The public sector business development director of Insight on the end of the Microsoft NHS Enterprise-wide Agreement.
EMIS buys Rx Systems for £10m
GP system supplier EMIS has acquired a majority share in Rx Systems Ltd, a pharmacy software and services company, for almost £10m.
Decision day arrives for CfH and NPfIT
The National Programme for IT in the NHS is set to end in its current guise, with plans tabled for further deep cuts, and the name NHS Connecting for Health to be dropped.
All trusts to be foundations by 2013
All NHS trusts will be obliged to become a foundation trust or merge with one by 2013, the Department of Health has announced. In the latest of a series of consultations putting flesh on the bones of the recent white paper, ‘Liberating the NHS’, the DH says it will “drive progress” towards foundation status for […]
DH axes £500m Microsoft licensing deal
The Department of Health will not renew a half billion pound software licensing deal with Microsoft, which has run for 12 years.
Microsoft agreement with the NHS expires
Microsoft’s Enterprise-wide Agreement with the NHS has expired and is yet to be resigned with NHS Connecting for Health.
Inquiry into transplant database errors
An independent review has been launched into how as many as 800,000 people on the UK organ donor register had their preferences incorrectly recorded. A “technical error” has lead to 21 cases in which the wrong organs may have been taken from deceased donors over the past six years. It is believed that the error occurred when the […]
It’s party time
With the general election fast approaching, Sarah Bruce asked policy makers, analysts and trusts what they would put in their health IT manifesto.