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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 […]
NHS launches public campaign to highlight new stronger protections around health and care information
NHS England has today (Friday, 25 May) launched a six week public campaign to raise awareness of new stronger protections for patient information. The NHS and social care uses citizen’s information to improve individual care, reduce unnecessary tests, speed up diagnosis, plan local services and research new treatments. Today, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) […]
Doctors and nurses will be able to reduce unnecessary patient tests and improve safety through better working between hospitals and GPs and social care. New partnerships will be introduced giving health and care staff better and faster access to vital information about the person in their care, so they can determine the right action as […]
Updated 13 April: This post has been amended following a typo in one of the quotes. Nearly 14 million patients across England are now securely using online services with their family doctor to book appointments, order repeat prescriptions and view their records – saving time for themselves and busy GP practices. Latest figures show an increase […]
Emergency medicine consultant unveiled as new Chief Clinical Information Officer for Health and Care
NHS England and NHS Improvement have today announced that Dr Simon Eccles has been appointed as the new Chief Clinical Information Officer for Health and Care to spearhead NHS use of technology and data to drive improvements in patient care. Dr Eccles is a practicing hospital consultant in Emergency Medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’ […]
NHS England has today announced three ambulance trusts will share £10m to help improve patient care by developing into world class digital organisations. South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS), West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (WMAS) and North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (NEAS) are the first to join the ambulance […]
Applications have opened today for NHS digital leaders of the future to train at the NHS Digital Academy. The Academy, delivered by a partnership of Imperial College, Harvard Medical School and The University of Edinburgh, under the guidance of Chief Executive Rachel Dunscombe, Director of Digital for Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, was announced in […]
Thousands of people set to access diabetes and obesity prevention services through the touch of a button
NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK have teamed up with leading companies from the tech sector as the battle against obesity and Type 2 diabetes goes digital. More than 5,000 people are expected to benefit from a pilot project, which will see five companies and eight areas of the country test drive a […]
Practical guides to help disabled patients to access GP online services have been published by NHS England today (11 September). Aimed at supporting people with sight loss, hearing loss, autism or learning disabilities, a series of new guides have been developed to help patients use GP services online such as book appointments, repeat their prescriptions and […]