Daily Archives: September 12, 2017


Something to smile about: Digital oral healthcare course launched

The Oral Healthcare Elearning course, commissioned by Health Education England, teaches learners about the importance of oral healthcare for themselves and those who they care for. The learning includes the latest guidance in oral healthcare and supports person-centred holistic care. The Elearning was informed by oral healthcare professionals. The guidance complements the Care Certificate standards. Key…


NHS launches scheme to improve digital health access

NHS Digital has announced five new projects that will help thousands of people in England to improve their digital health skills and improve access to technologies to support their health and care. These new digital inclusion pathfinder projects are part of a three-year Widening Digital Participation (WDP) programme being delivered by NHS Digital, in partnership with Good Things Foundation. 20 local  pathfinder projects will be delivered over 3 years across all four NHS regions to develop and pilot targeted approaches to…


Wireless syringe infusion pumps vulnerable to cyber-attacks

The US Department of Homeland Security issues warning over the devices, which it says could be hacked. Smiths Medical’s Medfusion 4000 wireless syringe infusion pump is the subject of the advisory, which comes from the DHS’ Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT). The advisory highlights eight cybersecurity vulnerabilities, which, according to ICS-CERT, would…

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