Fresh debate needed as complexity of spreading NHS innovation laid bare in new report out today

A new report from The King’s Fund, commissioned by six Academic Health and Science Networks, charts the journeys of eight innovations from creation to widespread patient use. The report, published today at, examines examples of successful innovations in the NHS and charts their journeys to draw out common themes and […]

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NHS supports 138 entrepreneurs design new tech

The NHS has selected 138 entrepreneurs to design and deliver new technological solutions and innovations in healthcare. This includes the appointment of five healthcare scientists, tackling conditions including sickle cell disease and allergic reactions. The Clinical Entrepreneurs Programme, run by NHS England, supports NHS workers to work with, and learn from, […]

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Highland Marketing: Predictions for 2018

What is the coming year likely to hold for NHS and IT? And what will that mean for marketers, companies and trusts working with healthcare technology? Highland Marketing looks ahead. Lyn Whitfield, strategy and content director, on NHS finance and policy in 2018 The NHS received a five-year financial settlement […]


NHS Digital encourages additional information to be shared

Every four seconds a health or care professional accesses a patient’s Summary Care Record (SCR), which contains important details from GP medical records, such as their medication, allergies and adverse reactions, to support care. NHS Digital said “additional information, including long-term health conditions, medical history and immunisations can also be […]


HTN Newsletter

Here we highlight the news we brought you this month: In December we reported Devon Doctors, which provides primary care across the county, and Earl Mountbatten Hospice on the Isle of Wight have successfully joined the HSCN in the past month. People across Devon and Cornwall can now download a […]


Our most-read news of 2017

It was a fantastic year for us, we covered 389 stories over the year and increased our network to over 9,000! Thank you to everyone who has followed us and here we cover our most-read for the past 12 months:   January Leicester’s Hospitals successfully deployed a new electronic patient […]


Electronic prescribing to be piloted in integrated urgent care

NHS Digital has launched a pilot use of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) in selected integrated urgent care settings. This will mean that patients seeking care out of hours or in urgent care settings can have their prescriptions sent directly to a pharmacy of their choice, rather than relying on paper prescriptions. The service will […]


Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust electronic outcomes project commended

Lord Patrick Carter of Coles, who was charged by the Government in 2016 with helping to improve efficiency in the NHS, has commended Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust’s implementation of a digital appointment outcomes project designed to replace paper outcome forms and improve clinic efficiency. He visited Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust […]