Why NHS tech innovation can help to solve the backlog
Jacob West from Microsoft UK discusses why NHS tech innovation which was sparked by the pandemic has to continue in order to solve the backlog.
Lessons learned from the Welsh Clinical Portal
Griff Williams, considers the role the portal has played throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, including the successes and lessons learned.
Government reveals NHS Covid-19 app self-isolation changes
The government has announced the sectors where workers may qualify for an exemption to self-isolation rules if they are pinged by the NHS Covid-19 app.
Millions of GP records provide vital insights into long Covid
A collaboration between OpenSAFELY and EMIS has provided access to the GP records of 96% of the English population for long Covid research.
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Digital mental health support extends across North West London
The North West London Mental Health Collaborative is offering a new digital mental health service to those aged 11-25 across all North West London boroughs.
How technology can help alleviate the COVID-19 crisis in the United Kingdom
The current coronavirus global pandemic is having a major impact on health systems around the world and here in the UK. How technology can help alleviate the COVID-19 crisis in the United Kingdom.
Hine calls for evaluation of flu line
A review of the UK’s response to the swine flu oubreak has urged the Department of Health to commission an independent evaluation of the “highly innovative” National Pandemic Flu Service. The review, chaired by former chief medical officer for Wales Dame Deidre Hine, concluded that the government’s response to the pandemic had been “proportionate and effective” – but […]
Swine flu line to close
The National Pandemic Flu Service is to close in a fortnight, the Department of Health has announced. The DH has decided that both the web and telephone service will be discontinued simultaneously at 1am on Thursday, 11 February. Ian Dalton, national director of NHS Flu Resilience, wrote to primary care trust and hospital chief executives […]
NHS Direct to miss KPIs
NHS Direct is to miss some of its key performance targets for the last three months of the year, after facing increased call volumes due to swine flu as well as staff shortages. The national health helpline told EHI Primary Care that it had faced “major service challenges” since the start of the financial year […]
Further delays to full flu line service
The full version of the National Pandemic Flu Service may not be available in October as originally planned, despite the chief medical officer predicting that a second wave of swine flu is on its way. Health minister Gillian Merron told the House of Commons in July that the enhanced web and telephone-based NPFS would be available […]