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Free webinar: Can clinical decision support improve care?

How can trusts improve quality of care, reduce costs and drive down human error by introducing clinical decision support software? A forthcoming HSJ webinar will discuss this and more.

Cardiac surgery

Frustration over delay to specialised access policy

A process for deciding which new specialist treatments NHS England will fund will not be developed until the end of the year at the earliest, it has emerged.

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Consultancy giant awarded £60m NHS email contract

Consultancy firm Accenture has been awarded a £60m contract to deliver a replacement for the health service’s secure email system by the Department of Health.

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Storified: Frustration at NHS email system outage

The NHSmail email system used by 650,000 people across the health and care sectors suffered technical problems due to a network issue, taking it offline for most of yesterday.

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NHS England hits back at highly critical report

NHS England has hit back the assertion by an independent watchdog that delivery of the controversial patient record sharing initiative has been dogged by ‘unresolvable problems’.

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Robot wars in Lancashire as trusts compete to be specialist site

ACUTE CARE: A hospital trust in Lancashire has ignored national guidance by spending £1.5m on a surgical robot, according to NHS England.

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Shared records take Manchester a step closer to integration

TECHNOLOGY: Integrated care records for 6,000 patients are now being shared between NHS and social care workers in Manchester.

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Capita wins contract to support ‘hub and spoke’ pathology venture

Outsourcing company Capita has been awarded a contract to deliver a blood transfusion system as part of plans to create a centralised pathology service across Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.

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CCG uses Dragons' Den process to encourage innovation

COMMERCIAL: Commissioners in Oldham have sparked interest from dozens of small and medium sized companies by launching a Dragons’ Den style process for new technology and innovations.

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MCP vanguard leaders: We will find the solutions

MCP vanguards report on their progress

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NHS England: Digital plans 'could save £10bn'

Plans to roll out the use of digital technology in the health service could result in efficiency savings up to £10bn by 2020, work conducted for NHS England has estimated.

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Exclusive: Efficiency rankings must not be 'crude weapon', Carter warns

Lord Carter has warned that the new metric he is developing to rate the productivity of every hospital in England must not be used as a ‘crude weapon’ in trust regulation.

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Data, paperless NHS,, information and technology, healthcare data to restart this month

The controversial project is set to restart later this month. Information and opt out forms are due to be sent out to patients in one of the pilot areas.

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Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust

Trust probes why 250k patient pathways out of date

External investigators are examining why 250,000 patient pathways were not properly updated on the computer systems at a West Yorkshire acute trust.


Bids to test 'at scale' innovation sought by NHS England

NHS England is seeking bids from providers to take part in a new ‘test bed’ programme for innovations which can be applied on a large scale and promise to improve value to the service.

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North West trust seeks £30m from DH for IT and air con

FINANCE: Bolton Foundation Trust is seeking £30m of capital funding from the Department of Health towards its IT and estates strategies.

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Paperless NHS: How to transform hospital IT

How to deliver better hospital IT systems

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Structure patient data to enhance clinical care

The importance of swift and accurate data capture and processing

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Use art programmes to treat long term conditions

There is growing evidence supporting its effectiveness

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We're all leaders: integration means collaboration

Integrated care means integrated working


Patient data: Look at the bigger picture

Medical data must benefit whole populations

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