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.
A consortium of NHS trusts have lodged a formal challenge against NHS England following its decision to hand a 10 year, £80m contract for PET CT scanning to a private company.
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FINANCE: A West Midlands acute trust is hoping to generate £5.9m in extra income per year following the opening of a new £23m cancer treatment unit this month.
University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust is installing a multimillion pound electronic patient record system to help integrate its clinical information systems across both Stoke and Stafford hospital sites.
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The impact of the government’s drug pricing deal on patient access to new medicines has been thrown into confusion after a pharmaceutical company’s appeal against the decision to ban routine NHS funding of one of its drugs was upheld.
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The most advanced academic health science networks should play a greater strategic role in service reconfigurations, leading AHSN figures have said.
Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust has apologised to local GPs after ‘a significant number of problems’ with the implementation of its new electronic records system.
Next year’s Patient Safety Awards will provide the climax of the annual Patient Safety Congress, due to held in Birmingham on 7-8 July.
Government plans for closer working between the NHS and the pharmaceutical industry will make the new generation of precision medicines more affordable for the NHS, the minister for life sciences has said.
Kate Granger, the consultant geriatrician and inspirational campaigner for patient compassion, has received a special recognition award at the 2014 HSJ Awards.
The Health and Social Care Information Centre’s director of information and analytics is leaving the organisation, HSJ has learned.
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