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July 26, 2018
How will Matt Hancock’s healthcare priorities benefit the NHS?

Last week, health and social care secretary Matt Hancock gave his first speech at West Suffolk Hospital where he revealed three key priorities for the NHS: technology, workforce and prevention.
 
Speaking before the Health and Social Care Committee yesterday, he also gave more information on the work he intends to do.
 
So what do the priorities mean for the health service?
 
Technology focus
 

July 11, 2018
The European anti-counterfeiting measures will come into force in February. Léa Legraien gives pharmacists all the information they need to make sure they’re ready

The European anti-counterfeiting measures will come into force in February. Lea Legraien gives pharmacists all the information they need to make sure they’re ready 
 
The Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) will come into force on 9 February 2019 in the UK, as mandated by the European Commission (EC), to tackle counterfeit medicines and improve patient safety.
 

May 4, 2016
Hospital pharmacists can now call on a unique new web-based tool, PharmacyView, to help them provide a more responsive, effective and precise service to patients

PharmacyView has been developed by Nugensis, a leading UK IT company with a particular interest in health and social care, in partnership with NHS hospital pharmacists. It is already in use across five NHS Boards in Scotland – Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Lanarkshire, Borders, Tayside and Fife – and there is significant interest from others. Nugensis believes that PharmacyView is just as relevant to hospitals in the rest of the UK and is currently in the final stages of discussions with several hospital trusts in England.

 

May 4, 2016
Hospital pharmacists can now call on a unique new web-based tool, PharmacyView, to help them provide a more responsive, effective and precise service to patients

PharmacyView has been developed by Nugensis, a leading UK IT company with a particular interest in health and social care, in partnership with NHS hospital pharmacists. It is already in use across five NHS Boards in Scotland – Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Lanarkshire, Borders, Tayside and Fife – and there is significant interest from others. Nugensis believes that PharmacyView is just as relevant to hospitals in the rest of the UK and is currently in the final stages of discussions with several hospital trusts in England.

 

November 13, 2015
Drug database AdisInsight provides reliable data for researchers, strategists, regulators and healthcare providers

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has signed a four-year agreement with Adis, a leading global provider of drug information, for AdisInsight, a database for drug research and development, disease treatment and decision-making. Adis is part of the leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher Springer.

 

July 8, 2014
mHealth applications linked to the use of medicines must have levels of regulatory oversight, ideally involving pharmacist expertise, in order to ensure their safety.

mHealth applications linked to the use of medicines must have levels of regulatory oversight, ideally involving pharmacist expertise, in order to ensure their safety.

This is the stance taken by the European Commission (EC), which has been backed by the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP).

May 30, 2014
Swansea University is to host a new UK-wide e-health competition which will be launched on the 3rd of June.

 

July 10, 2013
Patient Safety in Practice - HOPE-NVZ/NFU conference

Patient Safety in Practice - HOPE-NVZ/NFU conferenceFrom 10 to 12 June 2013, HOPE held its Agora in The Hague, the Netherlands, concluding the 32nd HOPE Exchange Programme.

April 29, 2013
BMJ has teamed up with IC Tomorrow, part of the Technology Strategy Board, in a nationwide competition to help encourage digital innovation in the healthcare sector.

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November 19, 2012
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is now able to manage a much larger workflow following an upgrade to the Ultimate

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April 23, 2008
The pharmaceutical industry is driving the production of a new generation of IT system

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