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April 1, 2016
Clinicians will soon have access to patient’s complete medical record for the first time

InterSystems, a global leader in health information technology, today announced a partnership with Lincolnshire Health and Care (LHAC) that will help LHAC achieve its ambitious goal to transform health and social care services in the county, potentially saving up to £4 million every year.

March 23, 2016
An innovative North East healthcare project is helping to improve patient safety in hospitals, making sure patients feel that they are ‘in the loop’ when it comes to their care

ThinkSAFE is a new free-to-use service providing support to patients and their families to work with clinicians and healthcare professionals to improve the safety of patients in hospital. Originally developed as part of a programme of research funded by the National Institute of Health Research, and set up thanks to £110,000 funding from the Academic Health Science Network North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC), the service has already generated national interest from the Department of Health and recently won a Patient Experience Network national award.

March 10, 2016
Strides made as 30 organisations back Brussels Declaration on autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) but MEPs urged to unite for better patient care

February 4, 2016
Collaboration brings new tools to interventional radiologists and oncologists to help treat liver cancer and enhanced patient care

BTG plc, a global specialist healthcare company, and Royal Philips, announced a significant milestone in their collaboration with the treatment of the first liver cancer patient with LC Bead LUMI™ in conjunction with Philips Live Image Guidance, targeting a hypervascular tumour with the goal to block blood flow to achieve tumour necrosis.

December 16, 2015
Electronic patient records to be launched within months, saving more than £1 million a year
November 13, 2015
Patient Status Engine and Lifetouch™ "smart bandage" technology now being used as part of a ground-breaking project which aims to transform the way young patients are cared for

A ground-breaking project at Birmingham Children’s Hospital is using wireless technology developed by Isansys Lifecare to predict deterioration in seriously ill children and potentially save thousands of young lives.

June 29, 2015
The hospital reinforces Spain as the leading healthcare IT country in Europe

Hospital 12 de octubre in Madrid, Spain has received a HIMSS EMRAM Stage 6 recognition. The aim of the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) is to guide healthcare providers on their path to digitisation, and the Spanish hospital has been working solidly with the aim to eliminate paper, which will ultimately bring them to achieving a paperless EMR environment.

February 19, 2015
Haywood Hospital, part of Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust, has become the first in the UK to benefit from an Ysio Max digital radiography system from Siemens Healthcare. The hospital chose the system due to its light and manoeuvrable MAX detector, which allows flexibility and promotes ease of use. This is particularly benefits patients with restricted mobility, giving them a more comfortable experience.

Haywood Hospital, part of Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust, has become the first in the UK to benefit from an Ysio Max digital radiography system from Siemens Healthcare. The hospital chose the system due to its light and manoeuvrable MAX detector, which allows flexibility and promotes ease of use. This is particularly benefits patients with restricted mobility, giving them a more comfortable experience.
 

November 11, 2014
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is leading the fight against Healthcare-Associated Infections (HCAIs) following the deployment of a revolutionary tracking technology system by healthcare operational management specialist, TeleTracking Technologies, Inc., and its UK subsidiary, TeleTrackingEU Ltd.

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is leading the fight against Healthcare-Associated Infections (HCAIs) following the deployment of a revolutionary tracking technology system by healthcare operational management specialist, TeleTracking Technologies, Inc., and its UK subsidiary, TeleTrackingEU Ltd.

November 6, 2014
Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg University Hospital and Hitachi, Ltd. announced that they have reached an agreement to undertake studies targeting joint development of solutions for increasing the efficiency of hospital management using IT.

Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg University Hospital and Hitachi, Ltd. announced that they have reached an agreement to undertake studies targeting joint development of solutions for increasing the efficiency of hospital management using IT.
 

October 23, 2014
Joining an increasing number of NHS Trusts who have now addressed the challenging job of digitising their vast medical records libraries to save money, improve efficiency and enhance patient care, Kodak Alaris announces that County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust has completed a project to deploy a new electronic medical records (EMR) system throughout the organisation to provide clinical staff access to notes via desktop PCs and mobile devices.

Joining an increasing number of NHS Trusts who have now addressed the challenging job of digitising their vast medical records libraries to save money, improve efficiency and enhance patient care, Kodak Alaris announces that County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust has completed a project to deploy a new electronic medical records (EMR) system throughout the organisation to provide clinical staff access to notes via desktop PCs and mobile devices.

October 2, 2014
The Infection Prevention 2014 Conference will feature a series of presentations by NHS hospital representatives that have been using the Bioquell Pod to improve their infection control practices. The Bioquell Pod is an infection control enclosure that has been designed to limit the spread of pathogens in ward environments and can be used to convert units into single occupancy rooms.

The Infection Prevention 2014 Conference will feature a series of presentations by NHS hospital representatives that have been using the Bioquell Pod to improve their infection control practices. The Bioquell Pod is an infection control enclosure that has been designed to limit the spread of pathogens in ward environments and can be used to convert units into single occupancy rooms.

 

December 4, 2008
Framework of rights and responsibilities for NHS patients in new Health Bill

The UK national health service (NHS) will have a duty to follow a first ever constitution as set out in a Health Bill, the Queen confirmed in her address at the opening of Parliament.

The health service's first constitution will set out a framework of rights and responsibilities for patients receiving NHS care.

August 28, 2008
New figures released by Department of Health highlight excellent start to the year for NHS

The UK's NHS is expected to end the financial year with a GBP 1.75 billion surplus, according to figures from the Department of Health.

The figure for 2008/09 is a forecast based on data from the first three months of the financial year.

The Government said the surplus – predicted to be about 2% of the overall NHS budget – was in line with expectations and would "stay within the NHS to improve patient care".

The gross deficit of the NHS is predicted to be GBP 45 million at the end of the year, down from an actual GBP 125 million at the end of 2007/08.

April 28, 2008
Nurses need time to offer proper patient care, says RCN

Some 81% of nurses have left work feeling distressed over not being able to offer patients dignified care, according to a new poll.

Nurses need more time, resources and support from above to ensure each patient is treated with dignity, The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said.

Nurses said they were trying to overcome obstacles to providing good quality care, including pressure on beds, staff shortages, a target-led culture and carrying out non-essential paperwork.

April 14, 2008
The British Medical Association says management are taking doctors' office space

Patient confidentiality is being put at risk as hospital policy forces doctors to "hot-desk", according to a survey.

The British Medical Association (BMA) said budget cuts and increased demand for office space from senior managers is reducing the amount left over for practising doctors.

Its UK-wide poll found that 54% of junior doctors questioned and a quarter of consultants have seen their office space cut in the last year.

February 13, 2008
The Scottish government has welcomed a review of local services which sets out recommendations for patient care at rural hospitals

The Scottish government has welcomed a review of local services which sets out recommendations for patient care at rural hospitals.

A study setting out services patients can expect from their hospitals in rural areas has been sent to ministers, according to reports.

The document follows recommendations made by a working group which was set up by the then Scottish Executive in 2005.

February 7, 2008
The quality of patient care may be lowered by competition between NHS hospitals, researchers have warned

The quality of patient care may be lowered by competition between NHS hospitals, researchers have warned.

An article in the Economic Journal found that heart attack death rates, which are used to measure how well a hospital is performing, actually rose when hospitals were forced to compete with each other.

Even though waiting lists and waiting times fell the decline in standards meant patients were worse off.