NHS Digital CEO says organisation needs to ‘face GPDPR challenge’

The interim CEO at NHS Digital has said the organisation needs to ‘face the challenge’ after concerns were raised over the General Practice Data for Research and Planning (GPDPR) service. Speaking at NHS Confed on June 17, Simon Bolton spoke about the role NHS Digital plays in healthcare and what it was set out to do, …

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Nine NHS organisations to partner on Clinical Entrepreneur Programme

Nine NHS organisations have been selected as partners to join the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme. Founded in 2016, the programme aims to nurture healthcare innovators from across the country and help them gain the commercial skills, knowledge and experience to make their ideas become a reality. Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) is leading the programme and has …

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NHS App reaches over 6m users following Covid-19 vaccine status launch

The inclusion of the Covid-19 vaccination status on the NHS App has helped add an additional two million new users to the service, latest figures have revealed.  Over six million NHS patients are now registered with the NHS App which, delivers personalised medical services, as well as providing Covid-19 vaccination status for travel purposes. The …

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NHS Test and Trace bolsters cyber security with Risk Ledger

NHS Test and Trace has bolstered its cyber security defences with Risk Ledger. The British cyber security company will manage security risks in the Test and Trace supply chain as part of a proactive measure to mitigate threats from cyber attacks. The Risk Ledger platform will give the service the tools they need to manage …

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AI to improve stroke care at Barking, Havering and Redbridge

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust is improving its response to stroke care with the launch of new software which uses artificial intelligence.  The Brainomix software acts as a second opinion by analysing CT images of the brain and blood vessels, and automatically highlighting blocked blood vessels to indicate possible areas of damage. …

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TPP joins Allocate’s ‘Connect Programme’ to help promote interoperability

Allocate Software has announced TPP is the latest partner to join its ‘connect programme’ which aims to help create more connected and interoperable care. The joint venture will allow the integration of TPP’s SystmOne electronic health record data with Allocate’s HealthRoster and eCommunity systems enabling patient record data to be automatically uploaded into the Allocate …

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Google Health VP talks combing consumer tech with clinical needs

Combining consumer technology and clinical needs will make health information “universally accessible”, the vice president of Google Health has said. Speaking at the NHS Confed Conference on 16 June, Dr David Feinberg, spoke of the global tech giant’s plans to combine its expertise in consumer technology to “close the gap” between consumers and healthcare professionals. …

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Chief nurse pledges £52m for online maternity records

England’s chief nurse has announced £52million to fast track the provision of online maternity records which will be overseen by the first national digital midwife. Speaking today at the NHS Confed Conference, Ruth May said “bulky paper records would soon be banished” in a bid to give expectant parents access to medical information through their …

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Patient care improved through e-recording of vital signs at Aneurin Bevan

Seven hospital sites from the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board have gone live with electronic observations in a bid to improve patient care. System C’s CareFlow e-observation system was fast-tracked from its pilot as a result of the Covid pandemic – its use meant that important clinical information was available to doctors and nurses without …

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Government pledges £36m boost for diagnostics under national AI Lab

The government has pledged £36million for artificial intelligence projects to help “revolutionise” care and diagnostics in the NHS. Some 38 artificial intelligence (AI) projects are set to benefit from the funding as part of the NHS AI Lab’s £140million AI in health and care award. The new technology includes a tool to help doctors and …

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