Professor Michael Thick, the transplant surgeon who took on the poisoned chalice of clinical leadership at NHS Connecting for Health, makes the case for a new way of looking at the electronic patient record.
As a clinician who has been closely involved in clinical IT for all my working life, my first observation is that very few organisations have an electronic patient record (EPR) working properly.
My second observation is that unless we use technology to enable a transformation in service delivery, we are whistling in the wind as far as filling the £30bn funding…
Commissioning and the future of CCGs
As we move post-election and speculation gives way to a new reality, what will the impact of the new order be on commissioners, and in particular on CCGs? How will the changes that are inevitably going… Read More
General Practice is on ‘life-support”. The 5YFV offers a pathway to recovery
Ben Gowland former CEO of Nene CCG and now a director of Ockham Healthcare chairs the panel of three and an expert studio audience and asks the question “Can general practice survive and if it does what will it look like?"
Extremely outdated data is still being used in the fight against dementia, with problematic results.
This July, East Sussex NHS Trust misplaced a memory stick containing the personal details of 3,000 of its patients.
Britain is taking big strides in digital reforms. Yet, the NHS is falling behind. Why?
Jamie Prangnell shares his story of working with a mental health trust in developing a series of ‘game-style’…
In the UK, and more widely across Europe and the world, the realisation that people are living longer is starting…
This week the media headlines focused on the overwhelming news that diabetes cases soared by 60 per cent in the…
Collaboration holds the key to adoption of open source technology in the public sector.
In each of the last three years, BDO’s Local Government Social Media Survey has tested the appetite for…