A West Midlands trust has digitised its pathology processes, allowing its medical staff to view samples and slides in high resolution on computer screens from any location.
The much-vaunted scheme to drive and spread healthcare innovation across the country risks slipping into a “self-defeating spiral”, senior figures have warned after NHS England slashed its budget.
Severely-ill patients will soon have access to new medicines years before they are given the green light for widespread use.
Using laptops or tablets instead of paper during hospital ward rounds could save each doctor almost an hour a day, research suggests.
A senior NHS England director and former director at outsourcing giant Capita has been made senior responsible officer for the NHS Choices programme.
The Health and Social Care Information Centre urged the Department of Health in December to intervene in NHS England plans to publicise the controversial Care.data project, HSJ has learned.
Just over a third of the organisations which received approved patient data releases from the NHS between April and December last year were private firms, an audit published today said.
Gaining public confidence in the controversial Care.data scheme may take longer than the six months currently set aside, according to an influential member of a group advising on the work.
Ambulance crews should carry body-worn CCTV cameras to prevent thousands of ‘disgraceful’ assaults on frontline staff each year, according to a new report.
NHS England’s chief technology officer Alex Abbott is leaving the organisation, the latest of a series of senior departures, HSJ has learned.
The way hospitals record deaths could be covering up poor treatment and costing lives, according to a new report.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is to announce proposals on Thursday that could see the health service increase the amount it spends on branded pharmaceutical drugs.
Nearly half of the £90m Safer Hospitals, Safer Wards technology funding originally earmarked to be spent this year will be rolled over into 2014-15, NHS England has said.
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The head of the Medical Research Council has said data sharing in the NHS would be seen as a “no brainer” by patients if the government explained the scheme properly.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence chief executive has said that the pharmaceutical industry should disclose more data from clinical trials.
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