Coronavirus Safety officials had 'political' pressure to approve PPE -

Coronavirus: Safety officials had ‘political’ pressure to approve PPE

Coronavirus: Safety officials had ‘political’ pressure to approve PPE. The isolation suits supplied by PestFix were similar to those pictured here Britain’s safety watchdog felt leaned on by the government to make factually incorrect statements about PPE suits bought for NHS staff earlier in the Covid-19 pandemic, the BBC has found. Emails reveal how the[…]

Covid-19: NI records youngest death related to coronavirus-

Covid-19: NI records youngest death related to coronavirus

Covid-19: NI records youngest death related to coronavirus. It’s the first time anyone under the age of 19 has died with Covid-19 in Northern Ireland A male aged 19 or under was among the nine people who died with Covid-19 in Northern Ireland in the past 24 hours. According to the latest figures from the[…]

Coronavirus: Europe's daily deaths rise by nearly 40% - WHO

Coronavirus: Europe’s daily deaths rise by nearly 40% – WHO

Coronavirus: Europe’s daily deaths rise by nearly 40%  – WHO. Face masks will be mandatory in all crowded public areas across Russia Europe’s daily Covid deaths rose by nearly 40% compared with the previous week, the World Health Organization (WHO) has told the BBC. WHO spokeswoman Dr Margaret Harris said France, Spain, the UK, the[…]

Coronavirus doctor's diary 'We blame Eat Out To Help Out for our tragedy' -

Coronavirus doctor’s diary: ‘We blame Eat Out To Help Out for our tragedy’

Coronavirus doctor’s diary: ‘We blame Eat Out To Help Out for our tragedy’. Covid-19 has swept through three streets in southern Bradford causing at least two deaths this month and leaving others in the hospital. It’s an outbreak that many think grew out of Eat Out to Help Out, and one that a local authority[…]

Guy’s and St Thomas’ chooses Epic as ‘preferred supplier’ for £175m EHR -

Guy’s and St Thomas’ chooses Epic as ‘preferred supplier’ for £175m EHR

Guy’s and St Thomas’ chooses Epic as ‘preferred supplier’ for £175m EHR. One of the biggest NHS trusts in London has selected Epic as its ‘preferred supplier’ for a new electronic health record (EHR) in a deal worth £175million. Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust issued a tender in May 2019 which included a requirement for[…]

Bradford Teaching Hospitals ditches paper for digital appointment letters -

Bradford Teaching Hospitals ditches paper for digital appointment letters

Bradford Teaching Hospitals ditches paper for digital appointment letters. Digital appointment letters are being trialled at Bradford Teaching Hospitals in a bid to phase out the paper. The letters are currently being piloted in the ophthalmology and paediatrics departments with patients receiving text message notifications instead of a paper letter. The text message provides them[…]

Ascom wins £13m contact for Wales critical care information system -

Ascom wins £13m contact for Wales critical care information system

Ascom wins £13m contact for Wales critical care information system. NHS Wales Informatics Service has awarded a £13m contract for the development of a national critical care information system. Telecommunications company Ascom will develop and manage the system over a seven-year period. The company’s Digistat clinical information system (CIS) will enable care staff across Wales’[…]

Consultant Connect data reveals usage has soared during Covid-19 -

Consultant Connect data reveals usage has soared during Covid-19

Consultant Connect data reveals usage has soared during Covid-19. Data from Consultant Connect has revealed the usage of its products soared by as much as 380% during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. The company has an enhanced advice and guidance platform which supports telephone and photo advice. GPs are able to choose a specialty[…]

Kettering General Hospital goes live with System C’s Patient Flow software -

Kettering General Hospital goes live with System C’s Patient Flow software

Kettering General Hospital goes live with System C’s Patient Flow software. Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has gone live with a new real-time clinical system which aims to help better manage patient journeys through the hospital. The trust is the first in the country to go live with System C’s Patient Flow software, a[…]

Visionable partners with Bupa Cromwell Hospital for video platform -

Visionable partners with Bupa Cromwell Hospital for video platform

Visionable partners with Bupa Cromwell Hospital for video platform. Bupa Cromwell Hospital and Visionable have partnered to introduce a video collaboration platform used to treat patients based in the UK and abroad during the Covid-19 pandemic. Visionable’s platform, which is accessible using an app, connects doctors not only with their patients but also their peers,[…]

Norfolk and Norwich deploy automated Covid-19 staff risk assessor -

Norfolk and Norwich deploy automated Covid-19 staff risk assessor

Norfolk and Norwich deploy automated Covid-19 staff risk assessor. Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has deployed an automated Covid-19 risk assessor to help vulnerable frontline workers limit their exposure to the virus. Developed by intelligent automation company Rainbird, the system provides staff with a digital one-to-one automated report. It uses artificial intelligence to evaluate a[…]

Gloucestershire Hospitals turns around Allscripts go-live in five months -

Gloucestershire Hospitals turns around Allscripts go-live in five months

Gloucestershire Hospitals turns around Allscripts go-live in five months. Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has gone live with the Allscripts Sunrise electronic patient record (EPR) just five months after signing with the company. Two early adopter wards went live with nursing documentation and risk assessments in November, with a further 22 wards going live two[…]

Oxford University Hospitals appoints chief digital and partnership officer -

Oxford University Hospitals appoints chief digital and partnership officer

Oxford University Hospitals appoints chief digital and partnership officer.  Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed a chief digital and partnership officer to its board. David Walliker, the current CIO of Liverpool Women’s Hospital and Royal Liverpool Hospital, will take up the new role at the end of October. As well as CIO duties,[…]

Robocalls plaguing hospitals How to respond

Robocalls plaguing hospitals: How to respond

Robocalls plaguing hospitals: How to respond.  Robocalls aren’t just disturbing people on their personal phones anymore. Hospitals are increasingly becoming targets of robocall schemes, and it could make facilities more vulnerable to fraud. A recent article in the Washington Post discusses the phenomenon. Scammers will use machines to auto-dial numbers with pitches for products or ploys[…]