Archive for the ‘NHS’ Category

Royal Free – Google DeepMind trial failed to comply with data protection law

The ICO has ruled the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust failed to comply with the Data Protection Act when it provided patient details to Google DeepMind. The Trust provided personal data of around 1.6 million patients as part of a trial to test an alert, diagnosis and detection system for acute kidney injury. But an […]

The search is on for the best NHS suppliers and partnerships in the North West.

Applications are invited for the NHS in the North West Excellence in Supply Awards 2017 – recognising the work of businesses, third sector bodies and the NHS in working together to provide great patient care. Last year’s overall winner was Falck Medical Services, who work with a dedicated NHS team in the North West and […]

Unique event aims to provide technology solutions for healthcare issues in Cornwall

‘Maximising Technology in Health and Care’ event on 4th July For the first time in Cornwall, the NHS and other healthcare professionals are being brought together with pioneering health technology companies, to see how they can work together to benefit people across the region and beyond. On July 4th Cornwall Council and Falmouth University will co-host Independence Day: […]

Can Sustainability and Transformation Plans deliver a better future for the NHS?

“In short, ‘No’, not unless they change direction”, say the authors of a new report, entitled ‘Sustainability and Transformation Plans: How serious are the proposals? A critical review’, published today (Wednesday 14 June 2017) by London South Bank University. To deliver a better future for the NHS, the authors argue that the 44 existing Sustainability […]

Unmanageable GP workloads at ‘critical point’, new report warns

“My job makes me feel utterly, totally stressed, depressed and suicidal. I realise I have to change something soon to save my sanity.” “Not being able to deliver safe or quality care is both demotivating and frightening – how long before I make a major mistake, because I am just too drained and shattered to […]

Gain control of health information at the patient point of care

Chris Strammiello, Vice President of Global Alliances & Strategic Marketing, Nuance Communications. Gain control of health information at the patient point of care Hospitals face the dual challenge of making patients’ health information easier to share while keeping it more secure – Smart technology at the MFP enables hospitals to gain control of this complex […]

Chief nurse: ‘Cut hospital beds to increase care at home’

Cutting hospital beds and using the money for care at home could mean better treatment for patients, according to NHS England’s chief nursing officer. Prof Jane Cummings writes in the Daily Telegraph that freeing up the money put into “old and expensive buildings” is one way the health service can improve. Staying in hospital too […]

Surgical Errors and Medical Negligence Claims: Can the NHS Cut It?

A seemingly endless tide of surgical blunders that result in medical negligence claims shows no sign of abating. But what’s behind it, and how can you seek redress if you’re a victim? Astonishing sums are being paid out for medical negligence claims in the UK — £1.4 billion by the NHS last year. It’s an […]

Modern Authentication: Scott Clements, VASCO’s President and Chief Operating Officer, explains how the NHS can achieve the Balance between Security and Ease

Under the watchful eyes of regulators and, more alarmingly, cybercriminals, healthcare providers attempt to make their databases more accessible for access and sharing. One of the first elements that needs to be taken into account is authentication. Effective authentication is not only the first line of defence against efforts to limit unauthorised access, it can […]

UK’S HEALTH HEROES REVEALED

NATIONAL HEALTH AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT INAUGURAL CEREMONY IN LONDON An ambulance worker from Berwick and a day centre receptionist from Belfast are the first ever winners of the Our Health Heroes awards, set up to celebrate the work of the thousands of support staff who keep the NHS running behind the scenes. Iain Scott and Elizabeth Cameron received their awards today […]