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The Digital First report highlights innovation in the use of digital systems and processes used in pathology across the country. Systems and processes which have an impact on the quality of care the NHS provides to patients; such as early diagnosis to prevent premature mortality; the care and management of long term conditions and making results […]
NHS England’s National Director for Patients and Information, Tim Kelsey, said: “We welcome the increase in public awareness and debate about NHS data usage following the nationwide distribution of the leaflet ‘Better Information Means Better Care’, but it’s vital this debate is based on facts. “There are no ‘backdoors’ to this information. There is absolutely no change […]
Since this news item published, certain details have now been superseded. Please see the care.data page for the most recent and up to date information. Leaflets explaining how the NHS uses patient information will begin landing on the doormats of England’s 26.5 million households from today. Over the next four weeks, every household in England […]
From today, NHS organisations can bid for part of a £100m fund to buy innovative technology to support nurses, midwives and care staff with improving patient care. The £100m ‘Nursing Technology Fund’ was announced by the Prime Minister in October last year. It will fund mobile and digital technology to allow nursing, midwifery and care […]
More than 150 world leading pathologists and IT specialists will be meeting in Leeds today and tomorrow for the National Pathology IT Summit – 2013 to discuss and shape the future digital strategy for pathology services across the NHS. Almost all NHS patients access pathology services, and with £2bn invested in services annually, it is […]
NHS England and EHI Intelligence have today announced the launch of the Clinical Digital Maturity Index (CDMI), a benchmarking tool that enables NHS hospitals to better understand how investing in, then effectively using information technology can improve patient safety and outcomes, reduce bureaucracy, and deliver efficiencies. The levels of digital capability in the NHS is […]
The Care.Data Programme closed in 2016 NHS England and the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) today set out the next steps to raise public awareness about care.data – a programme that will use information to improve the safety and care of patients. NHS England, together with the Health and Social Care Information Centre, […]
The remaining three of ten specialist surgical societies will publish outcomes data for individual hospital consultants, including mortality rates, from today. This completes the staged ‘pilot’ publication of this data that started in June this year. It is part of NHS England’s drive for greater transparency and a commitment to providing patients with more information […]
NHS England has today welcomed the £250m extension to the ‘Safer Hospital, Safer Wards’ Technology Fund, increasing its value to over £500m to help patients get better and safer care. The fund is available to NHS Trusts to support the widespread adoption of modern, safe electronic record-keeping, replacing outdated paper based systems for patient notes […]
The Care.Data Programme closed in 2016 NHS England is introducing a modern information service on behalf of the NHS called care.data. The service will use information from a patients’ medical record to improve the way that healthcare is delivered for all. The service will only use the minimum amount of information needed to help improve […]