Queen’s speech mentions social care and data protection

Healthcare Roundup 23 June 2017

The news was dominated by the Queen’s speech, while there were warnings of big cuts to NHS services in London, and further personnel changes at NHS England and NHS Digital. Also in this Healthcare Roundup: a full report from the NHS Confederation’s annual conference in Liverpool, where the election, Brexit, the NHS financial crisis and […]

Healthcare Roundup 16 June 2017

This week’s Healthcare Roundup includes the return of Jeremy Hunt as health secretary, news from the NHS Confederation’s annual conference in Liverpool, and a timely guest interview with Mike Fisher, a pioneering chief clinical information officer from Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

HM Interview: Mike Fisher

Mike Fisher has seen his chief clinical information officer role at Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust expand from engaging clinicians in IT projects to helping to plan an EPR deployment, win a global digital exemplar bid, and underpin a new model of health and social care with technology. He talks to Lyn […]

Healthcare Roundup 9 June 2017

The general election campaign ended in a hung parliament, with some junior health minsters losing their jobs. In a new expert column, HM advisor Jeremy Nettle emphasised the need for trusts to consider the total cost of ownership when planning IT projects.

Healthcare Roundup 2 June 2017

As the general election campaign moved into its final week, Conservative leader Theresa May told the BBC she was best placed to “make a success of Brexit” and “provide the NHS with the resources it needs.” Former Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg hit back saying May had “chosen a UKIP style version of Brexit that […]

Manifesto funding pledges ‘would all fall short’

Healthcare Roundup 26 May 2017

Highland Marketing’s round-up of healthcare IT news this week is dominated by concerns about NHS funding; and a go-live for Lorenzo. We also have a guest interview with Dr Simon Irving, the chief clinical information officer of Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, which has emerged from turnaround with big EPR plans.

Healthcare Roundup – 19th May 2017

Highland Marketing interview Dr. Saif Abed talks about the WannaCry attack The WannaCry or WannaDecryptor virus was a world-wide phenomenon, but the NHS was badly hit. Dr Saif Abed, a founding partner of the health IT consultancy AbedGraham, talks to Highland Marketing’s strategy and content director, Lyn Whitfield, about the events of last week and […]

Healthcare Roundup – 12th May 2017

News in brief Hospital ‘long-waiters’ show sharp rise: Hospitals waiting times in England have deteriorated markedly in the past five years, an analysis has shown. The Health Foundation review of official NHS data between 2011-12 and 2016-17 found longer waits for cancer, A&E and routine operations, reported the BBC. Last year the NHS missed all […]

Healthcare Roundup – 5th May 2017

News in brief Numbers waiting 18 weeks for NHS surgery could double, leak reveals: Leaked “devastating” documents revealed that the number of NHS patients waiting longer than 18 weeks for surgery is forecast to double in two years, reported The Telegraph. The figures from health service regulators showed total numbers on waiting lists are expected […]

Healthcare Roundup – 28th April 2017

News in brief NHS needs £25bn in emergency cash, Theresa May told: NHS leaders are urging Prime Minister Theresa May to give the health service an emergency cash injection of £25bn before 2020 or risk a decline in the quality of care for patients and lengthening delays for treatment, reported The Guardian. An influential group representing NHS […]

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