Daily texts will be sent by the NHS to new patients who register their Covid-19 symptoms and contact details with the NHS 111 online service.
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Sheffield Teaching Hospitals has implemented Virtualstock’s The Edge for Health, which aims to bring Amazon-like simplicity to the NHS’s supply chain.
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NHS England’s loss of clinical correspondence has been labelled “one of the biggest failures in the NHS in recent history” by the Public Accounts Committee.
MPs investigating the biggest ever loss of NHS medical correspondence have been told that 162,000 extra documents went missing, beyond the 702,000 pieces of NHS correspondence already known to have been undelivered.
The shift to electronic systems will mean the blunder of 709,000 medical correspondence items not delivered is “unlikely” to occur again, according to Hunt.
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At least 1,700 cases of potential patient harm have been identified after a huge medical correspondence storage blunder, according to a new report by the NAO.
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More than half a million pieces on NHS medical correspondents were lost for years, sparking an investigation into the potential harm to patients.
Thirteen suppliers have been picked as part of a £500 million health IT framework covering more than 80 NHS organisations.
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust is working with NHS Shared Business Services to market a suite of data reporting tools developed by the trust’s business intelligence team.
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The end of NPfIT contracts in the North, Midlands and East looks unlikely to trigger an immediate, large-scale change in IT systems, with the HSCIC and industry contracts predicting that 60% of systems installed by CSC will be retained.