Doubts mount over acute ASCC funding
NHS hospital trusts in the south of England have been told that they are unlikely to receive any central funding through a planned new Additional Supply Capability and Capacity procurement, E-Health Insider has been told.
£800m already spent on NPfIT in South
The National Programme for IT in the NHS has spent two thirds of its original allocation, but one strategic health authority is confident a programme of IT upgrades can still be delivered.
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. […]
DH to review hand-held devices
The Department of Health is to review the market for hand-held devices for community-based staff, with a view to issuing guidance to primary care trusts on what is available. The review was announced in a “progress report” on the final report of Lord Darzi’s Next Stage Review of the NHS, which was published a year […]
Airwave on tube but few ambulances
The Airwave radio network has been rolled out on the London Underground and has been presented as a step forward for the troubled digital communications project.
Auditors warn of NPfIT risk to southern SHAs
District auditors have warned NHS strategic health authorities in the south of England that the termination of Fujitsu’s contract as local service provider is a key risk for which they need to draw up contingency plans.
Wireless mannequin helps train health professionals
University of Portsmouth to use a portable mannequin which can be remote-controlled to talk, sweat, bleed, vomit and have a heart attack, for their clinical training from September.
Southern trusts hit by CRS failure
The Millennium NHS Care Records System application, meant to become the critical clinical system used by NHS staff across Southern England, went down and stayed down for an hour Thursday morning, 24 April in three out of the eight trusts where it has been installed. Though currently limited to patient administration tasks later versions of […]
Stoke Mandeville switches on Millennium
Stoke Mandeville hospital has become the latest hospital site to go-live with the Cerner Millennium patient administration and clinical software under the £12.4bn NHS IT programme. The software supplied by Cerner was implemented by Fujitsu, the local service provider for the South of England. The trust has gone live with the release 0 version of the […]
EHI’s industry news roundup 15.02.08
E-Health Insider’s industry news round up for the week ending 15 February 2008 featuring supplier news, product launches, awards and events. Supplier news Agfa reaches 100 million mark on NPfIT PACS Agfa Healthcare has announced that the100 millionth study using a digital picture archiving and communications system (PACS) has been captured by NHS trusts using […]