Massive disparities in GP IT spend
Expenditure on GP IT varies enormously nationwide from between just 50p per head of population in Wiltshire to nearly £10 in Liverpool.
Care.data IG reconsidered
A new information governance assessment of the massive care.data GP extract is being presented to an Independent Advisory Group meeting today.
Customer platform ‘a state of mind’
The ‘customer service platform’ being created by the NHS Commissioning Board will encourage the health service to think differently about the way it interacts with patients and potential users, its director has said.
NHS Direct cuts hit admin staff
NHS Direct is slashing its back-office costs in half and expects to make more than 300 whole time equivalent staff redundant.
NHS CB gets patient ‘insight’ via app
An ‘Insight Dashboard’ displaying patient experience data is being developed for use by the NHS Commissioning Board from April.
Patient coding with a twist
Patients will be taught how to code and make apps as part of a patient empowerment programme being run by the NHS Commissioning Board.
CCGs get £186m for IT
Clinical commissioning groups will get £186m a year to spend on GP IT.
Ricketts to open EHI commissioning event
Bob Ricketts, the NHS Commissioning Board’s director of commissioning support strategy and market development, will open EHI’s latest conference, Information for Commissioning.
Trusts could lose contracts without EPR
The NHS Commissioning Board is drawing up plans designed to dramatically accelerate the adoption of electronic patient records by NHS hospital trusts.
Keogh extends ‘outlier’ inquiry
The NHS Commissioning Board has announced that it is widening its inquiry into hospitals with apparently worrying mortality rates.