Tag: GPs

cyber security, AI

New data – announced in February by Nuance Communications – has revealed that nearly half of NHS Trusts (43%) are investing in artificial intelligence ( AI ) enabling patients to ‘self-help’ when accessing services. The Trusts are harnessing technology such…

electronic health, electronic patient records

As the NHS battles to cope with a target to switch to electronic patient records by 2020 it may be time to ask whether the deadline itself is unhealthy. In a world where the amount of data is exploding and…

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Raiding the piggy banks The King’s Fund’s report into the progress of the implementation of the Five Year Forward View has hit some raw nerves. Stephen Dalton, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “This report shows long-term plans for…

The crash of the electronic pathology report system at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust that happened on Friday 16th September forced the Trust to declare a “critical” internal incident – the second highest level below “potential service failure” – because the…

Negotiations between the government and general practitioners are underway, but if the mood amongst British Medical Association members is anything to go by, the negotiations will be tough. The leader of the BMA’s GPs, Dr Chaand Nagpau, speaking on Saturday…

digital healthcare

As winter bites care homes are coming under increased pressure to support the NHS by providing a layer of intermediate care that will help reduce the burden on acute hospital services. Traditionally however care home residents experience 40-50%1 more emergency…