Nottingham deploys Bloodhound
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is deploying MSoft’s blood tracking system.
Never events list demands wristbands
All organisations providing NHS care will be required to provide their patients with standardised printed wristbands or risk not being paid for procedures.
Hospitals still failing on wristbands
Several major hospitals are failing to generate and print standardised wristbands for their patients.
Great Ormond Street barcodes wristbands
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust has rolled out barcoded wristbands from Dakota Healthcare. The wristband system, which fully integrates with the trust’s existing iSoft iPM patient administration system, and is GS1 standard compliant, provides patient verification including NHS Number, hospital identification number, patient name and date of birth. The trust said that […]
Trusts ‘ignore patient safety alerts’
A patient safety charity has alleged that around three quarters of NHS trusts have failed to comply with at least one patient safety alert issued by the National Patient Safety Agency.
Barcoded wristbands compulsory by 2011
The Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care has called for patients to wear barcoded wristbands and for trusts that do not comply by July 2011 to be penalised. An advanced notification of a new information standard has been sent out by the ISB that would define the procedures necessary to add barcodes to patient wristbands […]
Third of trusts miss wristband deadline
The National Patient Safety Agency has admitted that almost a third of NHS acute trusts in England and Wales have failed to meet the requirement to generate and print standardised patient wristbands. The NPSA has issued statistics to E-Health Insider that show that more than three months after the deadline passed in July, only 70% of NHS […]
St George’s wants Cerner for Xmas
St George’s Hospital NHS Trust in South-West London has taken a strategic decision to try and begin using Cerner Millennium by Christmas.
NPSA: unsure if wristband target met
The National Patient Safety Agency has said a technical problem means it is unable to establish whether its target to make sure that all patients in England and Wales have printed wristbands has been met. In July 2007, the NPSA said it wanted to see all wristbands being printed by 18 July this year, to cut the danger of […]
Dartford uses Itanium as bridge to EPR
Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust is taking forward plans for an electronic patient record system by putting a new hardware platform under the latest version of iSoft’s PatientCentre patient administration system.