McDonald calls for greater honesty and culture change on NHS IT
Joe McDonald said key lessons from NPfIT had not been learned and it remained difficult for local NHS IT leaders to have honest conversations with the centre.
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Exclusive: Local Health and Care Records initiative may lose funding
Future funding for LHCREs may be redirected to fund other projects, including last week’s £1.8bn for NHS infrastructure and £250m for a National AI Lab.
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One London to begin ‘deliberative’ dialogue on data use, privacy and consent
The LHCRE partnership will consult Londoners to understand their expectations around data use in an effort to win public trust.
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Yorkshire and Humber Care Record signs £4m population health contract
The five-year contract will see Deloitte UK, Google Cloud and Synanetics work in partnership across the region to provide population health management.
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Yorkshire LHCRE appoints new Senior Responsible Officer
The Yorkshire and Humber Shared Care Record has selected Dr John Byrne, who is the executive medical director at Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust.
£22m competition launched to set up ‘Digital Innovation Hubs’
Part of a £37.5 million funding programme launched last year, the innovation hubs will give UK scientists and clinicians access to quality health data.
Thames Valley and Surrey LHCRE picks Graphnet for regional shared record
The new £12.5 million, seven-year contract will focus on building on and joining up existing shared care records for 3.8m citizens across Surrey, the Thames Valley and Buckinghamshire.
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Thames Valley LHCRE gives update on procurement process
Dr Claire Fuller, a senior officer involved in LHCRE project, told an event in London a company had been procured to supply a single data store.
The purpose of LHCREs has always been clear – if you were paying attention
For Ewan Davis, the recent reported annoyance over the purpose of local health and care record exemplars (LHCREs) is misplaced – he argues that it was always the intention for LHCREs to enable a national data resource. He also believes that such a resource is necessary and valuable. But he suggests it will only be possible if changes are made and the lessons of the past heeded.
A tug of war over LHCREs is underway
When the Local Health and Care Record Exemplars LHCREs were created, the official line is that they would support local direct care and enable population health management and analytics at regional level. But, as Digital Health editor Jon Hoeksma reports, tensions are emerging on whether they should also provide a bridge to a federated care.data-like national data resource.