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GPs on collision course over NHS 111

GPs may be set for a collision course with senior civil servants over plans to give patients who dial NHS 111 telephone advice centres the right to demand contact from a GP at the practice they are registered. ...

HSCIC sets up Caldicott monitoring group

The Health and Social Care Information Centre is establishing a Caldicott Implementation Monitoring Group to begin work in 2014. ...

Apply by Friday for Nye Bevan programme

NHS England is offering senior IT and information leaders the chance to take part in a leadership course designed to enable high-flying managers to "drive change" in the NHS. ...

Wirral awards hosting contract to Cerner

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has awarded a contract to Cerner worth £11m to remotely host its Millennium electronic patient record system. ...

HSE appoints new head of waste and recycling

A new head of waste and recycling has been appointed by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). ...

HSE appoints new head of agriculture

Rick Brunt head of field operations for the North West appointed new head of agriculture by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). ...

Case 242 – Store not allowed to test light bulbs

Enquirer bought a set of light bulbs from a store  and discovered that one was defective. On returning the defective bulb to the store asked if the replacement bulb could be tested, informed the store could not test bulbs, due to health and safety reasons ...

Myhealthapps international site launched

An international health apps website has been launched, with apps recommended by patient groups and consumers. ...

GE Healthcare acquires consultancy

GE Healthcare has acquired Finnamore, a health and social care consultancy founded twenty years ago. ...

Trusts race to complete nurse tech bids

NHS trusts say the timescale for the £100m Nursing Technology Fund is challenging as they scramble to get applications ready with one week until the deadline. ...

Developing countries’ capacity to implement Health 2020

Public health policy experts from across the WHO European Region, including several former health ministers, assembled on 8–9 January 2014 at WHO/Europe in Copenhagen, Denmark for the first training of consultants on Health 2020, the European policy for he ...

Protecting vulnerable groups from influenza

Every winter season, flu is a particular health risk for some groups, including pregnant women, elderly people and health care workers. ...

Welsh boards share info via portal

Two health boards in Wales are sharing patient information across hospitals using the Welsh Clinical Portal. ...

Care.data: charities back info sharing

More than 40 UK medical research charities have launched a campaign to back data sharing in the NHS. ...

Face reconstruction in 3D printing show

Surgeons at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board are using 3D printing to reconstruct a patient's face. ...

Medway sees part for orQestra

Medway NHS Foundation Trust has gone live with a spine mini service from Quicksilva to improve data quality. ...

Making family planning integral to sexual and reproductive health

Family planning remains a neglected public health priority. The latest issue of “Entre Nous” explores the progress made and gaps in family planning globally and in Europe, and suggests action to make it integral to sexual and reproductive health. ...

EU rule makes research 'impractical'

New data protection rules being proposed for the European Union would make conducting research using data in the EU "impractical", the Department of Health says. ...

Wirral manager admits fiddling figures

A former manager at Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has admitted fiddling with A&E waiting time figures on the hospital's computer system. ...

Graphnet care record embedded in Emis

Emis Web users can see the shared care record of patients from within their clinical system following an integration with Graphnet. ...

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