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Oliver Wright: The potential was huge, but so were the problems

2 August, 2011 (23:23) | Computers are Magic, EPR, Government policy, Initiatives, Interoperability, IT fallacies, National Programmes, Nightmares!, Railways versus Roads | By: Helga Perry

Oliver Wright: The potential was huge, but so were the problems – Commentators, Opinion – The Independent. More analysis from Oliver Wright on how the NHS IT programme went pear-shaped. As The Independent‘s Leader says: The NHS IT scheme will be remembered as one of the great public procurement disasters of all time. […] Many […]

NHS pulls the plug on its £11bn computer system

2 August, 2011 (23:15) | Computers are Magic, EPR, Government policy, Initiatives, Interoperability, IT fallacies, National Programmes, Nightmares! | By: Helga Perry

NHS pulls the plug on its £11bn computer system – Health News, Health & Families – The Independent. Are we surprised? Click the above link to read what Oliver Wright has to say in The Independent.  

Perinatal and maternal data collection remains vital – Royal College of Midwives

19 July, 2011 (12:10) | Government policy, National Programmes, perinatal data | By: Helga Perry

Perinatal and maternal data collection remains vital – Royal College of Midwives. The procurement process for the Maternal and Newborn Clinical Outcome Review was discontinued in March 2011. CMACE used to handle the data collection, but this is currently being handled by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) and submissions should be made online via the MPMN website http://www.mpmn.nhs.uk/ or by […]

Whatever happened to the MUMMIES Project?

14 July, 2011 (23:11) | Data management, Datasets, Government policy, Initiatives, National Programmes, Nightmares!, Standardisation | By: Helga Perry

This is a question that has been engaging Rupert and myself for some time now. All the documentation seems to have vanished into thin air. The following link is to a blog post by John Harris from 2004, written primarily for an American readership, which gives the best account I have seen so far of […]

Electronic patient record scheme not cost-effective

18 May, 2011 (06:40) | Audit/Benchmarking, EPR, Government policy, National Programmes, Nightmares! | By: Helga Perry

The National Audit Office has reported that the national electronic patient record scheme, costing some £2.7 billion, has not been value for money and the core aim of providing every patient with an electronic care record will not now be achieved. Get the full report from the NAO Website. See also: Electronic patient record scheme […]

Perinatal Institute study day 20 Jan 2011

20 January, 2011 (18:00) | Dashboards, Data management, Data quality, Datasets, EPR, Initiatives, National Programmes, Nightmares!, Patient-Centered Care, perinatal data | By: Helga Perry

Many thanks to all involved in organising the study day on Improving NHS maternity information and care at the Perinatal Institute in Birmingham. Lots of interesting presentations, including a progress report on the National Maternity Services Data Set that generated some very lively discussion, and an account of Shrewsbury & Telford’s clinical dashboards. I particularly […]

RCOG response to the NHS reform consultations

20 January, 2011 (17:43) | Government policy, Initiatives, National Programmes, Patient-Centered Care | By: rupertfawdry

RCOG publishes its response to the NHS reform consultations | Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. From a quick glance at the first page this is yet more of the same old story with the gullible politicians/seniorNHS-IT managers and the persuasive IT snake-oil salesmen. So sad to see the RCOG being taken in too. Anyone […]

Cathy Warwick in The Observer

2 January, 2011 (12:02) | Government policy, Maternents, National Programmes, Nightmares!, Patient-Centered Care, workload | By: Helga Perry

‘Midwives can’t go on working in a system where safety is too often compromised’ | Comment is free | The Observer. Cathy Warwick, General Secretary of the Royal College of Midwives, discusses the pressures on midwifery and maternity services. I have taken the opportunity to post an online comment drawing attention to the effect of […]

An Information Revolution: a consultation on proposals : Department of Health – Consultations

28 October, 2010 (15:21) | EPR, Government policy, Initiatives, National Programmes, Patient-Centered Care | By: Helga Perry

An Information Revolution: a consultation on proposals : Department of Health – Consultations. An Information Revolution is one of a series of documents for consultation published subsequent to the White Paper Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS.  It is part of the Government’s agenda to create a revolution for patients – “putting patients first” – […]

Maternity Services Data Set

23 September, 2010 (13:42) | Audit/Benchmarking, Datasets, Government policy, Initiatives, National Programmes, workload | By: Helga Perry

Links to the NHS Maternity Services Data Set with information on how to give feedback.