Connecting for Health has awarded a nine-month extension to the contract of healthcare IT supplier, McKesson, to provide its NHS-wide Clearing Service (NWCS) ClearNET, until 31 December 2006. The value of the contract has not been disclosed but the heading on the company’s announcement described it as “multi-million pound”. Commenting on the extension of the […]
Reporting of adverse drug reactions in England could be transformed by systematic collection through the National Programme for IT, according to the British Medical Association. The association’s new report, Reporting Adverse Drug Reactions: a guide for health professionals, says that the National Programme for IT (NPfIT) represents a “significant opportunity” to systematically gather information on […]
NHS Connecting for Health has outlined a new timetable for changing the way in which data is sent to the NHS Care Records Service. Its latest guidance indicates that from July 2006 trusts will need to begin submitting their commissioning data sets to the CRS’s Secondary Uses Services in XML. Trusts will need to phase […]
Meeting the NHS’s need for more information while supporting individuals’ rights to confidentiality is a key challenge for the Secondary Uses Service, according to its leader. Jeremy Thorp, chair of the Secondary Uses Service project board, told the British Computer Society’s primary healthcare specialist group: “Through the NHS Care Record Service CRS we’ve got the […]
E-Health Insider talks to Bob Allen, interim chair of the Information Centre for Health and Social Care, about how the agency will relieve trusts of extra administration.