Latest NHS articles

IT services provider CSC claims politics is behind stalled NHS deal

NHS England to forge ahead with 'unchanged' care.data plans
CSC president of healthcare says future is working with trusts rather than 'monolithic' NHS
05 Apr 2012

CSC to explain failure to reach NHS agreement

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Lorenzo programme still on hold while company hosts teleconference to explain lack of progress
04 Apr 2012

NHS trusts tender for £60m telephone services supplier

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NHS’s 111 non-emergency number requires telephone services supplier
20 Mar 2012

NHS body saves £20,000 in six months with knowledge management system

Eptica solution predicted to save Business Services Authority £121,000 in first full year.
19 Mar 2012

Hertfordshire NHS Trust extends rollout of e-rostering software to save costs

Savings of £750,000 over first three years lead to extended rollout
15 Mar 2012

Missed opportunity to boost rural broadband


02 Mar 2012

London NHS trusts plan £400m patient administration system

The solution will cover a wide range of clinical modules
16 Feb 2012

Opinion: Patient privacy requires urgent treatment

IT chiefs must put measures in place to monitor, detect and deter staff breaches of patient data
14 Feb 2012

Government launches project leadership academy

Major Leadership Projects Academy aims to reduce Whitehall's reliance on costly external consultancy
08 Feb 2012

Government looks to set up £4bn hardware framework

The agreement will cover government departments, the BBC, the Royal Mail Group, the Met Office and NHS bodies
06 Feb 2012

Liverpool NHS Trusts seek IT service provider in deal worth £31.5m

The two trusts are looking for a single provider for all ICT services
31 Jan 2012

Government issues electronic storage tender worth up to £200m

Contract includes off- and on-site document storage, and scanning and retrieval
26 Jan 2012

NHS Trust expands storage with EMC for better patient care

Five-year contract for storage infrastructure overhaul
19 Jan 2012

NI Department of Health awards Axon £20m contract to implement shared services

HR and finance functions will be provided from a new central organisation
19 Jan 2012

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust announces five-year deal with Atos

Atos and Fortrus to provide electronic records system
06 Jan 2012

Industry leaders welcome telehealth plan

Government to install Telecare devices in three million UK homes in attempt to deliver better healthcare at lower cost
06 Dec 2011

ACS secures £17m contract with Northern Ireland HSC

Northern Ireland Health and Social Care aims to save £8m a year for 10 years
01 Nov 2011

ICO finds public sector bodies are still failing to protect sensitive data

In the past two days the ICO has reported DPA breaches at several public bodies, including two NHS trusts, despite recent CfH claims that it would improve
28 Oct 2011

Crash Podcast - UK 4G delays and NHS PSN reluctance

This week on Crash we discuss the enduring troubles in bringing 4G mobile services to UK customers, and NHS organisations' reluctance to use the PSN
14 Oct 2011

Health chiefs celebrate Summary Care Records 'success'

But plans to extend information held on electronic patient records have drawn sharp criticism
12 Oct 2011

CSC hands back £170m as NHS contact negotiations stall

Service giant blames government delays as NPfIT-related advanced payments handed back
04 Oct 2011

IT in healthcare pt4: Electronic health records and the law

The use of electronic health records in hospitals and clinics raises important data security issues
04 Oct 2011

IT in healthcare pt1: Can innovation thrive under the knife?

Pressure on NHS budgets is forcing IT chiefs to explore shared front- and back-office systems, new procurement frameworks and cloud computing
04 Oct 2011

MP exposes another massive government IT overspend

Passport Service systems have cost over four times their original estimate
26 Sep 2011