Healthcare Roundup 18 August 2017

There were some interesting electronic patient record developments in England, with Bolton NHS Foundation Trust confirming that it will implement Allscripts’ Sunrise Clinical Manager, and neighbouring global digital exemplar Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust saying it will move its Allscripts EPR to Microsoft Azure from next March. Microsoft also agreed a deal with NHS Digital […]

Healthcare Roundup 11 August 2017

In this edition, Keith McNeil has resigned to return to Australia, whilst Irish CIO Richard Corbridge is to move to Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Meanwhile, the NHS could save hundreds of millions of pounds by improving the level of care provided, reducing infection rates and optimising procurement, a report from the Getting It Right […]

Healthcare Roundup 4 August 2017

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt promised a big investment in mental health services; but unions wondered where the staff would come from in a week that the Royal College of General Practitioners issued another warning over GP numbers. NHS England director of operations and information Matthew Swindells told the Health Service Journal he wanted trusts to […]

Healthcare Roundup 21 July 2017

It was a week in which reports painted a varying picture of the state of the NHS. UK think-tank the Commonwealth Fund ranked the NHS top of eleven health systems it studied, but health secretary Jeremy Hunt and health inequalities expert Michael Marmot clashed over figures showing that life expectancy in the UK has stalled […]


Healthcare Roundup, 14 July 2017

The government has published its response to Dame Fiona Caldicott’s third review of information governance and security in the health service. Meanwhile, there are updates on global digital exemplar funding, and Liverpool publishes its digital health plans.

Healthcare Roundup, 7 July 2017

A finance body warned that the NHS is facing its biggest ever savings targets, as the government came under pressure to drop the public sector pay cap. Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust was rapped by the ICO for the way it gave 1.6 million patient records to Google DeepMind. Also, Highland Marketing was appointed […]

Healthcare Roundup 30 June 2017

There were further warnings about pressure on the NHS, and further responses to the WannaCry attack. The Isle of Man’s biggest hospital took another step on its paperless journey. Lyn Whitfield spoke to Stephen Lieber, the head of HIMSS, about his career, the English NHS’ digital journey, and what comes next as he prepares to […]

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.

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.

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