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:



Leicester’s Hospitals successfully deployed a new electronic patient record from Nervecentre Software to manage the flow of patients through their Emergency Department.


In February we reported on NHS Digital’s announcement that Wi-Fi will be rolled out to all GP surgeries in England under a new scheme with a target deadline of December 2017.


Dr Nicholas Boeckx, of Halesowen Medical Practice in Dudley, developed protocols and templates that enable trained healthcare assistants to carry out annual LTC reviews using the EMIS Web clinical system. We reported on this story here.


We covered in April NHS Digital’s launch of its App Library and Health Space for developers on


Our most read story in May was our news feature on Bolton NHS Foundation Trust who deployed a system called Patientrack. Patients in need of attention for everything from chest pains to seizures on wards at night, are receiving better and faster co-ordinated responses from nurses and doctors, now that the system has been deployed.


We featured a Case Study from Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust wanted a portal solution that would mine and give access to the relevant data for its clinical and healthcare support teams and selected Viper360 from ReStart Consulting Ltd.


Inhealthcare in July announced a major breakthrough in programming technology that will allow doctors to build and launch their own health apps. 


Patients Know Best formed a strategic partnership to help the NHS save costs in sending millions of letters through the post each year to patients.


In September we covered an announcement of five new projects from NHS Digital.  These new projects are part of a three-year Widening Digital Participation (WDP) programme being delivered by NHS Digital, in partnership with Good Things Foundation.


UK healthcare startup isoshealth launched a new digital platform for private healthcare practitioners enabling dietitians, physiotherapists and psychologists to work together to treat people in a safe and secure environment.


We were delighted to showcase many great projects in our Awards and were delighted to announce the winners. Keep your eyes peeled in February for when we launch our 2018 Awards! Thank you to the HTN Awards 2017 Sponsor CCube Solutions. CCube in November announced their EDMS has reduced operating costs for North Bristol NHS by over £1.3 million.


Finally we covered NHS Digital’s announcement of £1.4m funding for local authorities and their NHS partners to digitise patient discharge from hospital into local authority social care, to help reduce delayed discharges.