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A new digital portal is being introduced by the NHS and councils which allows health and social care staff to see how many vacancies there are in local care homes, saving hours of time phoning around to check availability and helping people to get the right care or return home as quickly as possible. People […]
Digital checks that can prevent dementia and falls in older people, and save lives through diagnosis of sepsis, are among a range of tools being made available in hospitals across the country, as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. One in eight hospital patients is affected by delirium, which can make people unsteady on […]
England’s top doctor has today called on social media companies to protect young and vulnerable users by banning irresponsible and unsafe celebrity endorsements. NHS medical director Professor Stephen Powis warned that paid-for promotion of products including diet pills, detox teas and appetite-suppressant sweets on social media sites, could have a damaging impact on physical and […]
After successful private testing with more than 3,000 patients across 30 GP practices in England, the NHS App has started its public rollout. The NHS App went into the Apple App and Google Play stores on Monday 31 December, with a web based version due to launch in the coming months. During testing between September […]
The NHS Long Term Plan, published today, will save almost half a million more lives with practical action on major killer conditions and investment in world class, cutting edge treatments including genomic tests for every child with cancer. The blueprint to make the NHS fit for the future will use the latest technology, such as […]
Tens of thousands of people with Type 1 diabetes across the country will benefit from life changing glucose monitors on the NHS. To coincide with World Diabetes Day, Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, is announcing action to end the current variation patients in some parts of the country are facing to access Freestyle […]
New guidance for the NHS will help doctors, nurses and other staff use instant messaging safely to co-ordinate patients’ care during emergencies. Medics have turned to communication channels such as Whatsapp to deal with emergency situations like the Croydon tram crash, Grenfell Tower fire and terrorist attacks in London Bridge and Manchester Arena. The new […]
England’s top doctor is calling on the NHS to enlist the power of tech and innovation to reduce the thousands of unnecessary outpatient appointments carried out every day. In his foreword to the Royal College of Physicians report published today, NHS England Medical Director, Professor Stephen Powis, says it’s time to ‘grasp the nettle’ to […]
Patients will be able to book and change medical appointments online, receive text reminders and even access maps showing them where in a hospital they need to go through a digital patient tool set to be trialled in ten hospitals. The online portal, DrDoctor, is set to save the NHS tens of millions of pounds […]
Doctors and nurses in Yorkshire and Humber and Thames Valley will be able to reduce unnecessary patient tests and improve safety through better working between hospitals, GPs and social care. Last month NHS England announced three areas, covering 14 million people, had been chosen to become ‘Local Health and Care Record Exemplars’ (LHCRE). New partnerships […]