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Next steps for healthcare standards

The Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View reiterated the need for integrated care. The NHS and the healthcare IT industry know that integrated care demands integrated data, if safe consistent patient care is to be provided.  Andrew Meiner, managing director of integrated care records provider Stalis, says that’s not happening. To change things,…


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…


NHS Digital delays information system for child protection

Plans to help health and social care organisations share information on vulnerable children have been delayed by up to a year. The Child Protection Information Sharing project was launched by NHS Digital in 2012 to target child abusers that take ill children to different health providers across the country to try and avoid raising suspicion. This…


NHS Digital makes progress at UK e-Health Week

Speaking at the UK e-Health Week, director of Digital Experience and NHS Digital Beverley Bryant has said that NHS Digital has to become ‘much more responsive and relevant to services’ according to Health IT Central. Delivering a keynote on the second day of the event, Bryant said: “We’re going to deliver information technology and data,…


NHS Digital looks to Home Office for new CEO

NHS Digital has appointed technology and change leader Sarah Wilkinson as its new CEO. Wilkinson will join the organisation from the Home Office, where she is currently chief digital, data and technology officer. NHS Digital chair, Noel Gordon, said: “I am delighted that Sarah is joining NHS Digital at such a pivotal time for health…

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