New NHS information strategy unveiled
The new NHS information strategy urges health and social care services to make full use of online technologies to put patients in control of their health and health records.
Patient access to GP records by 2015
Providing patients access to their online records by 2015 is one of the few specific commitments in the government’s newly released NHS information strategy.
Buckman attacks reforms and email plans
The British Medical Association’s GP leader has launched a blistering attack on the new Health and Social Care Act, saying it “risks endangering the NHS in England.”
Four TPP practices pilot records access
Four TPP practices are piloting a scheme to provide patients with access to their health records online; but the company’s clinical director has said many GPs still have concerns.
Maudsley launches HealthVault-based PHR
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust is today launching personal online health records for its patients, using Microsoft’s HealthVault platform.
North Essex Partnership moves to PARIS
North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is investing £5m in designing and implementing a clinical information system using Civica’s PARIS software.