The Network and Information Systems Regulations 2018: Guide for the health sector in England – Department of Health and Social Care

The Network and Information Systems (NIS) Regulations came into force on 10 May 2018. The regulations place security and reporting requirements on ‘operators of essential services’, including in the healthcare sector.  The Department of Health and Social Care has incorporated the

Don’t be left in the dark: children and young people’s mental health – Local Government Association

This short guide provides an overview of the challenges facing mental health and wellbeing services for children and young people. It suggests least one in 10 children and young people are affected by mental health problems, and the unreported figures

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

Reports on progress on the implementation plan on securing data and cyber security setting out how out how the Department of Health and Social Care plan to deliver key data and cyber security actions.  

Social Workers and Information Technology: (Summary Paper prepared by GfK and SCIE July 2017) – NHS Digital

Results of a survey into the use of technology by Social Workers in the work environment that finds around 49% are confident users of technology but there remain significant barriers around digital skills, systems design and guidance on information sharing.

Health and Social Care Cloud Risk Framework – NHS Digital

This guidance presents a framework for assessing and managing risk around the use of public cloud technologies in the health and social care sectors in England. This framework is intended to be treated as guidance and is recommended to be

Health and Social Care Cloud Security – Good Practice Guide – NHS Digital

This document provides advice and guidance about the safeguards that should be put in place to enable health and social care organisations to safely locate health and care data, including patient information, in the public cloud.  

Health and social care cloud security one page overview – NHS Digital

This guidance provides a one page overview to support you in your role as data controller, ensuring that all uses of public cloud are well-executed: known, safe, secure and effective.  

NHS and social care data: off-shoring and the use of public cloud services – NHS Digital

Guidance from NHS Digital setting clear expectations for health and care organisations who want to use cloud services or data offshoring to store patient information.  The guidance ensures that organisations know how to use these solutions safely and securely, especially in

2017/18 Data Security and Protection Requirements – Department of Health & Social Care

This document sets out what all health and care organisations will be expected to do to demonstrate that they are putting into practice the 10 data security standards recommended by the National Data Guardian.

TYM smartphone otoscope for imaging and videoing the external ear canal and eardrum: Medtech innovation briefing [MIB134] – NICE

The TYM smartphone otoscope (Cupris) uses an iOS smartphone to let users capture images and videos of the external ear canal and eardrum. These can then be reviewed and shared securely with other healthcare professionals through the Cupris app.  The TYM smartphone otoscope

Thinking on its own: AI in the NHS – Reform

This report from the Reform thinktank illustrates the areas where artificial intelligence (AI) could help the NHS become more efficient and deliver better outcomes for patients. It also highlights the main barriers to the implementation of this technology and suggests

Loneliness: The public health challenge of our time: A policy briefing – Mental Health Foundation and Age Scotland

Loneliness is one of the leading public health challenges of our time this policy brief identifies: 24% of adults aged 65+ feel depressed and 16% feel anxious as a result of loneliness. Nearly a third of older adults feel that

Life in ‘likes’: Children’s Commissioner report into social media use among 8-12 year olds – Children’s Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner’s report on the effects of social media on 8-to-12-year-olds examines the way children use social media and its effects on their wellbeing. ‘Life in Likes’ fills a gap in research showing how younger children use platforms which social

NHS efficiency map: redesigning services: Modernising sexual health services – Healthcare Financial Management Association

Case study of how Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS FT have made great strides in taking sexual health services online. This provides an innovative and lower cost method of delivering services in response to resource pressures.  

Changes to data protection requirements under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – NHS Employers

NHS Employers factsheet developed with Capsticks, identifying the key changes in data protection legislation that will affect the way that employers in NHS organisations carry out tasks involving personal data, particularly around employment checks and recruitment processes.

Saving General Practice – British Medical Association

Report from the BMA that identifies the following measures are required to save general practice. Recurrent and sustainable funding and resources A workforce strategy that is recurrently funded to enable an expansion A sustainable, long-term indemnity package for general practice Enabling practices

The 2,000 days project: Practical ideas for reforming health and care – Healthcare at Home

An Industry Coalition Group of clinicians, senior leaders in hospitals, primary care, the central bodies, charities and the private sector met earlier this year to take on the challenge of re-energising the NHS approach to handling rising demand, hospital debt, slow

The future of public service identity: blockchain – Reform

Report from the thinktank Reform that identifies Estonia, Dubai and Australia are trialing the use of blockchain to transform identity management and the UK must do the same if it is to lead the group of digitally enabled nations.  Blockchain is a unique

Implementing the McNeil Review recommendations in 2017/18 – Pubic Health England

Document that sets out the agreed next steps, ways of working and indicative timelines to implement the recommendations of the McNeil review of Public Health England’s data collection and data management functions.