Daily Archives: May 12, 2017


NHS hit by cyber attack

A major cyber attack has hit NHS services in England and some in Scotland. According to the BBC, staff have not been able to access data, which has been scrambled by ransomware, although there is no evidence that patient data has been accessed. NHS Digital has confirmed that a number of NHS organisations have reported…


Smart hub for the elderly in use on Shetland Islands

Northern Ireland start-up, Connected Care Solutions, founded by local entrepreneur Deepak Samson, is looking to make an impact on the ageing population with Ethel, the elderly care smart hub, which is now being used by the Shetland Islands Council, under the EU-funded RemoAge project. Ethel is a touchscreen tablet that allows families and carers to stay in touch…


E-rostering in healthcare: Why is the uptake so low?

A quarter of healthcare departments are using inefficient rostering tools, according to a recent survey. The findings were presented to delegates attending the e-rostering conference, Effective Management of the Clinical Workforce. The survey, commissioned by Skills for Health, which provides workforce planning and organisational development solutions to the UK healthcare sector, found that 25% of…

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