Retention, storage and disposal of mammograms and screening records – Public Health England

Updated document first published in 2001, that sets out guidelines on handling mammograms and screening records.  It includes information about: legal requirements review of screen packets storage issues destroying films and paperwork

Robotics in Social Care: (PostNote Number 591) – Houses of Parliament Parliament Office for Science and Technology

Using robotics has been suggested as one way to help improve the quality of UK social care and manage increasing pressures on services. This POSTnote describes robotic technology and outlines the main ways it has been developed for use in social care. It reviews evidence on

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) questionnaire letter from Will Smart and Dr Masood Nazir – NHS England

This letter was issued to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) by Will Smart, Chief Information Officer, Health and Social Care and Dr Masood Nazir, Associate CCIO for Primary Care.  It looks at a questionnaire designed to assess the digital maturity of CCGs.

Our data-driven future in healthcare: People and partnerships at the heart of health related technologies – Academy of Medical Sciences

New data-driven technologies, powered by novel ways of linking and analysing patient data, are set to transform the way that health and social care is delivered as well as the ways in which we manage our own health. Technologies such

Help at home: Use of assistive technology for older people – National Institute for Health Research

This review presents a selection of recent research on assistive technology for older people funded by The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and other government funders. This has been selected with help from an expert steering group. In this

A Blueprint for a 100% Digitally Included Nation – Good Things Foundation

Digital exclusion in the UK is holding back economic growth and stalling social inclusion. In 2018, 11.3million adults lack one or more of the basic digital skills for life and work. At current rates of progress, by 2028 there will

A data-driven approach to personalised cancer care – REFORM

It is no surprise that improving cancer care is a priority for the Government. A key announcement in the Prime Minister’s 2018 Conservative Party Conference speech was the launch of a new cancer strategy to improve survival rates through faster

Maternity DMA Report: Digital Maturity Assessment of Maternity Services in England 2018 – NHS England

The Maternity DMA allows us for the first time to measure how well maternity services in England are making use of digital technology. The outputs of the Self-Assessment will help individual organisations to identify key strengths and gaps in their

NHS England Test Beds Programme: Evaluation learning from Wave 1 – NHS England

This document shares learning about conducting real-world evaluations based on the experiences of Wave 1 of the Test Beds programme. It is designed to support innovation projects like the Test Beds which implement combinations of digital technology and pathway redesign

4 Act Now : new technology to find Care Home availability – NHS England

Fourth in a series of guides NHS England aimed to help health and social care colleagues to take prompt practical actions and use every opportunity to prevent delayed transfers of care. It aims to assist health and social care staff

GP online services: Communications Toolkit: third edition – NHS England

The following communications guide is to support GP practices in promoting GP online services to patients and encouraging them to register for this service.

Securing cyber resilience in health and care: October 2018 progress update – Department of Health and Social Care

Updates the February 2018 ‘Securing cyber resilience in health and care: February 2018 progress update’, setting out the actions taken by the Department of Health and Social Care and its arm’s length bodies to improve the cyber security of the health

Preparing for automation and ageing: A successful 21st century skills system in Northern Ireland and Scotland – Institute for Public Policy Research Scotland

A truly successful skills system could bring vast benefits to Northern Ireland and Scotland. Both are on the cusp of significant changes, as the impact of automation and technological change combines with an ageing population. This could carry significant dividends,

Creating a performance management framework for a minimal alcohol data set for PCTs in Cheshire and Merseyside – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Report that aims to identify possible data providers from a range of agencies who are able to provide intelligence regarding the impact of alcohol in Cheshire and Merseyside in areas such as: health, crime and justice, young people, and licensing.

Lancashire: Brief Intervention Online Training Evaluation: Final Report – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

Report on the effectiveness of online training to deliver train the trainers training in the delivery of Brief Interventions to prevent excess alcohol consumption. In total 115 initiated the training and completed the initial assessment and a brief discussion of key

National Child Measurement Programme: Guidance for analysis and data sharing – Public Health England

This guidance is designed to support those local authorities and other organisations that wish to undertake additional investigation of the data. It contains an overview of the NCMP data and analyses provided by Public Health England and NHS Digital, how

GP online services good practice support and resources guide: 2nd ed. – NHS England

This guide provides a wide range of best practice examples from practices across England; all of which vary in location, size, system supplier and demographics.

Meeting pathology demand Histopathology workforce census – Royal College of Pathologists

Workforce census that shows only 3% of NHS histopathology departments have enough staff to meet clinical demand.  The report identifies  an approaching retirement crisis – a quarter of all histopathologists are aged 55 or over.  Ensuring pathology services can cope with

The Digital Commonwealth: From private enclosure to collective benefit – Institute for Public Policy Research

Digital technology is delivering a huge range of benefits to businesses, citizens and wider society. Platforms – online applications that intermediate between the provider of a service and its users – have unlocked many of these benefits by sorting and

Seasonal Influenza Frontline Healthcare Workers Vaccine Uptake Survey 2018/19: Guidance ImmForm User Guide for Survey Data Providers – Public Health England

2018 to 2019 ImmForm user guidance for survey data providers.  This document informs local NHS England teams and NHS trusts on: how to collect data on flu vaccine uptake among frontline healthcare workers how to upload it to the ImmForm