A decision by NHS England to hand more than half of the country’s PET-CT imaging services to one company could be the subject of a formal complaint to market regulator Monitor, HSJ has learned.
A flagship NHS technology fund widely feared to have been raided to finance support for struggling accident and emergency departments has not been ‘cut’ but will instead be subject to ‘a staged roll out’, according to health secretary Jeremy Hunt.
Commissioners involved in the Care.data pilot programme will not start extracting information from GP patient records until after the May general election, a senior NHS England figure has said.
PERFORMANCE: Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group has become one of only a small number of CCGs to agree funding for DNA testing of familial hyperlipidaemia, a condition which causes cholesterol levels to be much higher than normal from birth.
The Treasury agreed a further £150m transfer from the Department of Health’s capital budget in the early months of 2015 to help the health service cope with ongoing revenue spending pressures, HSJ can reveal.
A flagship NHS technology fund has been slashed from £240m to just £43m after ministers raided it to bolster a separate fund to help hospitals struggling with winter pressures.
One of the NHS technology community’s leading experts is building a new system to integrate the health service’s myriad patient record systems, and he plans to give it to the NHS for free.
The Health and Social Care Information Centre will suspend the collection of the secondary uses service data for nearly two weeks as part of a process to bring collection of the vital NHS dataset in-house.
PATIENT SAFETY: Care Quality Commission inspectors have told commissioners in Barnsley they must connect up the health and social care records systems to ensure the safety of children in local authority care.
Trusts to pioneer open source patient records system
More than 60 bids by NHS and other care providers have received a share of the second tranche of nursing technology fund, an NHS England director has told HSJ.
The decision to award a 10 year contract covering more than half of England’s PET-CT imaging service to a single company has created a ‘monopoly’ that could damage NHS interests, HSJ has been told.
On Tuesday we launch the second phase of our Challenge Top-Down Change campaign
Health and IT professionals remain deeply sceptical that the NHS can be paperless by 2018, two years after health secretary Jeremy Hunt unveiled the ambitious target, exclusive HSJ research has found.
COMMERCIAL: University Hospitals of Leicester Trust is to adopt a hi-tech medicines management system which will use robots to pack individual drug doses.
The government has raided a £240m NHS technology fund to bolster financial support for hospitals struggling with accident and emergency demand this winter, senior sources have told HSJ.
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