Another view: of IT for GP federations
Neil Paul wrote about the pressures on GP practices to federate in his last column, and promised he’d be back this month to discuss more of the IT challenges involved. Here goes…
Kelsey pushes for free NHS wi-fi
The NHS should install free wireless internet across its entire estate to act “as an instrument of social transformation”, NHS England’s Tim Kelsey says.
EHI Awards 2014: Core beliefs
Dr Paul Upton from Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust was this year’s winner of the ‘CCIO award for clinical informatics leadership’. Claire Read finds out how he has turned a job for a former medical director into a transformative role.
NHS wi-fi access ‘up, but not by enough’
A rise in the number of healthcare staff who have wireless internet access is “good but not good enough”, according to Dr Marcus Baw, a GP who has been running a survey on NHS wi-fi with EHI Intelligence.
Second NHS wi-fi survey underway
The second edition of a nationwide survey on wi-fi access within the NHS should show whether organisations are heeding a call for improved access.
Another view of free wi-fi
GP Neil Paul wonders why the NHS doesn’t provide free wi-fi for all its staff; and has some ideas for generating enough income to provide free wi-fi for visitors and patients.
Welsh patients get free wi-fi
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board has implemented free wi-fi for its patients across several of its hospitals.
Weston does free wi-fi
Weston Area Health NHS Trust is trialling free wi-fi for patients as part of a wider initiative to enable mobile working for clinical staff.
Bedford gets wi-fied
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust has implemented a wi-fi network to support mobile working for clinicians.
Western Isles is wi-fi hotspot
NHS Western Isles is rolling out a free wi-fi network for staff and patients in an effort to increase mobile working and internet access.