Somerset County Council goes live with Rio EPR
The first local authority to deploy an electronic patient record is Somerset County Council, who has gone live with the Rio EPR.
Child protection system misses target
A new March 2018 deadline for the roll-out of the Child Protection Information Sharing system has been set, after most local authorities missed the December 2015 target.
Child protection database live in 2015
Children identified as vulnerable by social services will be flagged to NHS staff if they attend an A&E, starting in 2015.
Councils get £11.8m for data collection
Councils will get an extra £11.8m of funding to support the move to a new social care data collection system, due to be phased in over coming years.
McKesson UK put up for sale
McKesson has announced its intention to sell McKesson UK, including subsidiaries System C and Liquidlogic.
Cards could link exercise and benefits
Councils could use smartcards to link prescribed exercise packages to benefits, a think-tank report on the role of local authorities in public health has suggested.