Stop reinventing the wheel!

RCP LondonFormally launched today, the latest version of healthcare record standards will inform the development of electronic health records by both clinicians and industry. This guidance can help to meet the Secretary of State for health’s challenge to the NHS to ‘go paperless’ by 2018.

By following these standards for the structure and content of patients’ healthcare records, the NHS can improve patient care and the quality of data available for measurement of whole system performance, and stop reinventing the wheel.


Patient coding with a twist

Tim KelseyPatients will be taught how to code and make apps as part of a patient empowerment programme being run by the NHS Commissioning Board.
National director of patients and information Tim Kelsey has previously called on clinicians to learn how to program.

In an NHS Institute webinar, he said that involving patients was key to the health care revolution.


Department of Health update

gov uk websiteThe Department of Health website will move to the new single website for government in March 2013.

GOV.UK is the new single website for UK Government. In October 2012 it brought together government information and guidance from Directgov and Business Link into one place.


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