CCGs given 'complete freedom' on support
Health secretary Andrew Lansley has said that clinical commissioning groups will have complete freedom to choose the organisation they want to use for commissioning support.
Serco takes over NHS shared service
An international service company has taken over the contract for one of the largest NHS shared services organisations in the country.
Audit Commission wants new datasets
The Audit Commission has criticised existing NHS datasets for failing to reflect what is happening to patients.
Out-of-hours comparison tool launched
Data on the quality of out-of-hours services can be easily compared by commissioners and providers using a new online benchmark tool.
Cumbria steps up record sharing
GPs and community services in Cumbria are streaming live into a shared patient record that can be viewed in some out-of-hours providers via Healthcare Gateway's medical interoperability gateway.
Scotland picks Docman for 16 prisons
NHS Scotland is deploying PCTI's Docman document management system in the country's prisons.