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HTN December 2017 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 free app which gives them information about waiting and travel times for their local urgent NHS services.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the latest in a line of leading Trusts that have chosen to use the innovative technology platform from Virtualstock.

We reported Soliton IT’s Radiology Information System has been chosen by Noble’s Hospital in Isle of Man.

We featured an Opinion piece: Defusing healthcare’s data security ‘timebomb’ and reported on a number of  North East Trusts who made an agreement to collaborate on digital health.

NHS Digital announced £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.

A new approach to children’s stay in hospital has been launched that will help Alder Hey improve patient care at its facility and across the NHS.

Hospify has launched an app to support real-time messaging between clinicians, support staff and patients.

The British Skin Foundation formed a partnership with leading skin checking app Miiskin – in an initiative to promote public health skin cancer awareness and digital self-tracking.

An app developed in collaboration between North West Surrey CCG and  Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals, ‘HANDi’ has been launched for Ashford and St Peter’s families, parents and carers.

Medtech Accelerator, a joint venture with innovation hub Health Enterprise East (HEE), has unveiled its latest round of successfully funded projects, with financial awards totalling nearly half a million pounds.

NHS Digital launched a pilot use of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) in selected integrated urgent care settings.

A new framework agreement was announced that enables health and social care providers to access cutting-edge technology to support direct patient care has been launched by NHS Shared Business Services.

Finally, in December we announced Mr Sri Kadirkamanathan, consultant upper GI surgeon at Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust, has carried out his first operations using the new “intuitive” surgical robot, the da Vinci Xi.