Somerset NHS Foundation Trust has gone live with a digital task management solution from Infinity Health in a bid to phase out paper and pagers.
In this second article of two-part series, Shreshtha Trivedi looks at how primary care and urgent care sector are using digital to respond to winter pressures, what is working and how can we accelerate the transformation agenda for next winter.
Patients in central Manchester are given extended access to GP practices as part of a data-sharing project.
Nineteen clinical commissioning groups have hit a 100% upload rate for Summary Care Records.
The last NHS 111 sites are due to go live with the service in February 2014, nearly a year after originally planned.
Uptake of Summary Care Records amongst secondary care clinicians has been greater in the past nine months, than in the previous five years.
Ambulance trusts and GP out-of-hours providers will take over NHS 111 services from NHS Direct by the end of November.
The on-going crisis in the roll-out of the NHS 111 service has pushed NHS Direct into deficit just one month into the financial year.
Dr John Lockley, a GP and clinical lead for informatics at NHS Bedfordshire CCG, thinks he may have a solution to discharge woes.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt highlighted problems around sharing patient information as he announced that GPs would take back responsibility for out-of-hours care.