LSPs paid a quarter of contract price
The local service providers of the National Programme for IT in the NHS have been paid £1.1 billion, less than a quarter of the projected amounts for their projects.
London SCR roll out announced
The Department of Health has announced that the Summary Care Record is to be rolled out across London from this week.
Lorenzo has just 174 ‘regular users’
Figures released by the government show that a year after the first hospital went live with Lorenzo, there are only about 174 “regular users” across the five NHS trusts using the system.
Over to EU
Mike Palmer talks to Lyn Whitfield about the role of ‘Europe’ in promoting e-health.
Over the moon, gobsmacked, delighted – just some of the reactions from the winners of the E-Health Insider Awards 2009 in association with BT.
GP ratings launched on NHS Choices
The Department of Health has launched a controversial online rating service to let patients rate and compare GP practices.
DH’s lead on acute choice leaves
The NHS chief information officer leading work on offering acute trusts in the South a choice of IT systems has left the Department of Health for a new job. John-Jo Campbell, the chief information officer at NHS South Central SHA, had been seconded to the DH’s Informatics Directorate by director general of informatics Christine Connelly. […]
Vote now for your champion of the year
Voting opens today for the Healthcare ICT Champion of the Year, a special category of the E-Health Insider Awards 2009, in association with BT.
DH bans use of premium rate phone number
The Department of Health has announced that the use of premium rate phone numbers in the NHS is to be banned.
Labour’s O’Brien: NHS safe in our hands
Junior health minister Mike O’Brien has claimed that the NHS is “safe in our hands” and that the government will “focus on quality and innovation” to help it through the financial crunch.