NHS IT, Records and Data

Data sharing to improve care: the GP potential

18.05.18: As sharing data across organisations becomes the norm in the NHS, will general practice embrace its potential to improve the care we deliver to patients? Rebecca Fisher, a GP and policy fellow at the Health Foundation, investigates. “...

Is the NHS ready for another WannaCry?

02.05.18: NHE’s Seamus McDonnell on the plans put in place to protect trusts and other NHS organisations from potential future cyber-attacks. In May 2017, the NHS’s cyber protection plans were thrust into the limelight after a ransomware...

Havant MP leads calls for NHS to go fully digital, saving taxpayer ‘billions’

01.05.18: An MP has today published a report calling for the NHS to scrap paper forms of recording and go fully digital as part of the ‘fourth Industrial Revolution’ which would allow patients to take on more control of their treatment. ...

NHS ‘on the cusp’ of great tech opportunity

24.04.18: The NHS is “on the cusp of a great opportunity” to accelerate the contributions of community nurses through the use of technology, according to NHS Digital’s chief nurse. In the foreword that she has written for a new Queen&rs...

Data-sharing framework needed this year to dodge another ‘DeepMind fiasco’

19.04.18: NHS England and NHS Digital must – with the support of the ICO, trusts and clinicians – publish a framework for the sharing of healthcare data by the end of this year in order to avoid another DeepMind fiasco. The call come from...

Cyber security plans impossible as NHS still in dark about WannaCry

18.04.18: The WannaCry cyber-attack on 12 May 2017 was a wake-up call for the NHS and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) must now act on priorities by June this year, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has argued. The attack caused wide...

NHS Digital ‘entirely inappropriate’ in sharing patient data with Home Office

16.04.18: NHS Digital’s decision to share patient information with the Home Office is “entirely inappropriate,” according to the chair of the Health and Social Care Committee. The comments come following the publicity of the committee&r...

Crossing the digital health chasm

11.04.18: Alison Marshall, professor of health technology and innovation at the University of Cumbria, considers whether the NHS is stuck in a digital health chasm when it comes to innovation uptake. For some time now I have been studying the adoptio...

Tax on sugary drinks ‘will help ease obesity epidemic’, says RCGP

06.04.18: Today, the UK’s tax on sugary drinks came into effect as part of the government’s flagship anti-obesity policy. This new tax comes into effect as obesity-related illnesses continue to put a strain on the NHS and public health at...

CQC raises concern around online GP services as 43% of providers fall short on safety

26.03.18: The CQC has raised concerns that the quality of care provided through independently run apps or websites is still lagging behind in terms of safety. In its review of online services that provide GP consultations and prescriptions online thr...

Safe by design

21.03.18: Nigel Houlden, head of technology policy at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), explains what NHS organisations need to do to prepare for incoming data regulation changes and ensure they are safe by design. There are people o...

A digital future must be a human future

21.03.18: Dean Royles, director of human resources and organisational development at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, argues that there are three things we can do now to boost workforce productivity through digital innovation. It’s strategic...

RCGP ‘concerned’ by continuation of data-sharing MoU

08.03.18: NHS Digital is to continue its data-sharing agreement with the Department of Health & Social Care and the Home Office, despite recommendations from the cross-party Health Select Committee to suspend it. The Royal College of GPs (RCGP) has w...

Data saves lives

14.02.18: Kuldeep Sohal, programme manager at Connected Yorkshire, part of Connected Health Cities, discusses how data sharing across the north is improving care for patients by linking services together more effectively. Imagine a health service tha...

Emergency medicine consultant named new NHS England CCIO

13.02.18: An emergency medicine consultant has been confirmed as NHS England’s new chief clinical information officer (CCIO). Dr Simon Eccles replaces Prof Keith McNeil, who resigned last year, and will provide clinical leadership on the&n...

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Taxes must rise by at least 4% to prevent NHS deterioration as ‘no savings left to make’

24/05/2018Taxes must rise by at least 4% to prevent NHS deterioration as ‘no savings left to make’

A taxation increase of at least 4% a year is necessary to prevent “unnecessary costs, inefficiencies and uncertainty” and improve qua... more >
Harding plans volunteering scheme for NHSI staff to ‘serve on the frontline’ during winter

24/05/2018Harding plans volunteering scheme for NHSI staff to ‘serve on the frontline’ during winter

The chair of NHS Improvement (NHSI) has announced that she wants to open a volunteering scheme for the organisation’s staff to experience t... more >
Hawking-backed fight against ‘unlawful’ NHS privatisation reaches High Court

23/05/2018Hawking-backed fight against ‘unlawful’ NHS privatisation reaches High Court

Legal proceedings will begin today at the High Court with a campaign group challenging the government over plans to implement accountable care or... more >

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25/09/2017A hotbed of innovation

This edition of NHE comes hot on the heels of this year’s NHS Expo which, once again, proved to be a huge success at Manchester Central. A number of announcements were made during the event, with the health secretary naming the second wave of NHS digital pioneers, or ‘fast followers’, which follow the initial global digital exemplars who were revealed at the same show 12 months earlier.  Jeremy Hunt also stated th... read more >

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Hard to be optimistic

Hard to be optimistic

Rachel Power, chief executive of the Patients Association, warns that we must be realistic about the very real effects of continued underfunding across the health service. It’s now bey... more > more last word articles >

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Data sharing to improve care: the GP potential

18/05/2018Data sharing to improve care: the GP potential

As sharing data across organisations becomes the norm in the NHS, will general practice embrace its potential to improve the care we deliver to patients? Rebecca Fisher, a GP and policy fellow at the Health Foundation, investigates. “I just assumed your computers talked to each other” is a phrase not infrequently heard in my g... more >
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The NHS is at a crossroads, on a precarious path to a future yet unknown

11/05/2018The NHS is at a crossroads, on a precarious path to a future yet unknown

Niall Dickson CBE, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, gives NHE readers an exclusive preview of what to expect at this year’s editio... more >
A different kind of medicine

02/05/2018A different kind of medicine

Could literature improve the quality of life of those with mental health conditions? According to Jane Davis, founder and director of The Reader,... more >
Is the NHS ready for another WannaCry?

02/05/2018Is the NHS ready for another WannaCry?

NHE’s Seamus McDonnell on the plans put in place to protect trusts and other NHS organisations from potential future cyber-attacks. In... more >
Janet Davies: Our future workforce

02/05/2018Janet Davies: Our future workforce

Janet Davies, chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), says ministers must accelerate progress to make nursin... more >

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Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

24/01/2018Duncan Selbie: A step on the journey to population health

The NHS plays a part in the country’s wellness – but it’s far from being all that matters. Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Pu... more >
Cutting through the fake news

22/11/2017Cutting through the fake news

In an era of so-called ‘fake news’ growing alongside a renewed focus on reducing stigma around mental health, Paul Farmer, chief exec... more >
Tackling infection prevention locally

04/10/2017Tackling infection prevention locally

Dr Emma Burnett, a lecturer and researcher in infection prevention at the University of Dundee’s School of Nursing and Midwifery and a boar... more >
Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

02/10/2017Scan4Safety: benefits across the whole supply chain

NHE interviews Gillian Fox, head of eProcurement (Scan4Safety) programme at NHS Supply Chain. How has the Scan4Safety initiative evolved sin... more >

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