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There are huge opportunities to improve the management of chronic wounds in the UK, according to an EHI Award winning company and one of its early adopter trusts. Paul Curran reports.
31 March 2015


GP Neil Paul is worried that time is nearly up for general practice as we have known it. It’s time to federate, and that will mean thinking IT.
31 March 2015


Thomas Meek looks at the troubled history of NHS 111 in the first of a short series of features looking at the major healthcare IT initiatives of the present government in the run up to the general election.
25 March 2015



Both Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust and Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have chosen Cerner Millennium as their new electronic patient record system.
Two trusts in the North and Midlands of England have signed deals with Nervecentre to roll out electronic observations software, using grants from NHS England’s technology fund.
The drive for interoperability across the health and social care system must be backed by strong business planning and organisational change to succeed, new guidelines from the BCS say.
NHS England has finally revealed the successful projects from the second round of its technology fund, nearly a year after it first opened for applications.
A bill to mandate the use of a common patient identifier across the health and social care system is set to become law after passing its final reading in the House of Lords.
The government is optimistic about meeting its April deadline for patient access to online records, despite January figures revealing that thousands of practices were yet to offer the service.
Emis and TPP have signed a data sharing agreement to enable direct interoperability between their clinical systems, with pilot sites set to trial information sharing within three months.
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.
Electronic observations and mobile access projects are the big winners from the second round of NHS England’s Nursing Technology Fund, with 62 organisations splitting £35 million in funding.
Both Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust and Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have chosen Cerner Millennium as their new electronic patient record system.
The government is optimistic about meeting its April deadline for patient access to online records, despite January figures revealing that thousands of practices were yet to offer the service.
The South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust will roll out mobile access to the NHS Summary Care Record for ambulance crews within three months, as part of the implementation of its Ortivus electronic patient record system.
NHS England has finally revealed the successful projects from the second round of its technology fund, nearly a year after it first opened for applications.
A bill to mandate the use of a common patient identifier across the health and social care system is set to become law after passing its final reading in the House of Lords.
Both Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust and Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have chosen Cerner Millennium as their new electronic patient record system.
Emis and TPP have signed a data sharing agreement to enable direct interoperability between their clinical systems, with pilot sites set to trial information sharing within three months.
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.
NHS England has finally revealed the successful projects from the second round of its technology fund, nearly a year after it first opened for applications.
News in brief
Central London works with Egress Software on secure communications

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust has worked with Egress Software Technologies to create a way of communicating personal identifiable information securely between its sites and with recipients outside the NHS network, while remaining complaint with the Data Protection Act and other UK legislation. The trust is now using Switch Secure Email, which enables staff to mark emails as private, personal or confidential, and have the policy and governance issues taken care of by the platform. The trust is also looking at taking other Egress products for file transfer and web forms.

27 November 2014




Lexacom cloud used in Midlands

Birmingham's largest group practice, the Midlands Medical Partnership, is using Lexacom's secure cloud technology to enable its ten practices to access dications from any site. The company says this enables doctors to share information securely and their secretaries to provide a more flexible support service. Lexacom also integrates with the practices' medical system, SystmOne, which means doctors can easily retrieve patient information and add files or notes to the dictation; which, once typed, is filed back into the patient notes.

20 November 2014


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