InterSystems first on ITK accreditation
InterSystems has become the first IT supplier to achieve NHS Interoperability Toolkit accreditation from the NHS, for an integration solution based on Ensemble.
Connelly to lead information revolution
The Department of Health’s director general for informatics is to lead the government’s information revolution, according to a letter setting out the next stage of the Liberating the NHS reforms.
Answers and questions
E-Health Insider rounds up reaction to Simon Burns’ ministerial statement on the future – or otherwise – of the National Programme for IT in the NHS.
End of NPfIT to be announced today
The National Programme for IT in the NHS is set to end in its current form, a ministerial statement will announce this morning.
Expert view: Guy Beaudin
The public sector business development director of Insight on the end of the Microsoft NHS Enterprise-wide Agreement.
Expert view: Robyn Tolley
The managing director of NoemaLife argues the Italian experience shows that English trusts will benefit from the likely demise of NPfIT.
Unison takes white paper to High Court
The UK’s largest public service union has started legal action against health secretary Andrew Lansley, claiming that he has refused to properly consult the public on the white paper ‘Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS.’ Unison has made a judicial review application to the High Court, on the grounds that the day after the white […]
Insider view: Lyn Whitfield
The NHS is spending £300m on consultancy services. The health secretary is shocked. Lyn Whitfield wonders if he has any right to be.
Expert view: Ian Herbert
After 38 years of involvement with NHS IT, Ian Herbert offers an informatician’s view of the white paper, ‘Liberating the NHS’.
DH reviews Dr Foster Intelligence
The future of Dr Foster Intelligence, the UK’s best known provider of hospital performance information and analysis, is under review by KPMG on behalf of the Department of Health and Dr Foster Holdings LLP.