Archived Northern News: 2004 - 2020

September - November 19
Flu vaccine data to be shared between GPs and pharmacies

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals gets £67k to run outpatients analytics project

June-August 19
New cross-sector partnership to boost health tech in Leeds

North East NHS trusts sign three-year Health Call partnership

Tees, Esk and Wear becomes second mental health trust to join NHSA

February-May 19
Harrogate NHS Trust employs Ascom smartphones to ‘purge the pager’

Digital health hub to be scaled up across England after successful pilot

NHSE to roll out new digital portal to cut delays for care home beds

Great North Care Record selects Cerner to deliver shared records

November-January 2019
Maternity app which shares patient records proves to be a success

New digital platform bolsters mental health data collection in Bradford

July - October 2018
Digital ‘early warning system’ trialled at Sheffield care homes

April-June 2018
Leeds Teaching Hospitals demands a little ReSPECT for patients

Leeds and York Partnership NHS FT selects CareWorks for new EPR

Diabetes education programme expanded across North Tyneside

January-March 2018
Free wi-fi to be available at 33 more acute and mental health trusts

Leeds credits ‘dramatic’ improvement in patient visibility to Scan4Safety

November-December 17
NHS trusts partner for digital healthcare initiative targeting 3m people

August-October 17
Leeds council develops Person Held Record for locals

18 NHS hospital ‘fast follower’ trusts named

Pennine Care delays Paris Child Health roll-out

May-July 17
350,000 errors found in child immunisation IT system switchover

Lorenzo failure leaves nearly 15,000 Sheffield patients without letters

February - April 2017
Leeds Care Record adds community, mental health and adult

CQC says issues remain at Bridgewater community

November - January 2017

£7M cost blowout predicted

New clinical IT framework launched

September - October 2016
£20M health data project in the North

July-August 16
Sheffield aims to createv perfect pathway

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh go live ;

March - April 16
North Tees delays phase 2 of Trakcare

January-February 2016
33,000 patents 'go with the flo'

November-December 2015

GP's in NME stick with SystmOne

Leeds pilots network integration

Ripple provides integration support

NME to retain most post NPfiT-era systems

Leeds trials wireless monitoring patch

eleven trusts benefit from Lorenzo cash

NME exit plans less risky with year left

Newcastle tracks paper notes

April-May 2015
Lincolnshire upgrades Medway

March 2015
New care models – vanguard sites

Jan-Feb 2015
HSCIC 'chipping away' at NME exit plans

Sheffield picks suppliers for portal

November-December 2014
Leeds uses Emis for cystic fibrosis

North of England CSU deploys BI

Leeds takes EPMA from CSC

Sheffield to spend £33m on Lorenzo ;

July - August
Clatterbridge signs up for Meditech

Pennine digitises 450m paper records

Northumbria trials stroke rehab robot

June 2014
Leeds shared record suppliers named

Doncaster delays PAS go-live

April - May 2014
Sheffield Children's live with Medway

Leeds checks credentials online

Feb - March 2014
Northern trusts issue £250m IT tender

Doncaster CCG develops app

December - January 2014
Northumbria live with Silverlink

Leeds uses Web for staff records

November 2013
Coding first for Rotherham

October 2013
Nurse tech fund to open

Robot helps Sheffield surgeons

Pennine's in the clouds

£50m GP fund for expanded access

August-September 2013
Two Totalcare sites choose Medway

Rotherham community get moving

Lincs trust starts paperless prescribing

Chesterfield chooses Medway

Telehealth framework worth up to £420m

Clinical support key to patient access

Durham gets paperless A&Es

April - May 2013
Sheffield builds a virtual human

Sheffield selects System C

NHS 111 service OrQestrates PDS

MH trust links RiO and EMIS users

March 2013
Darlington digitises records with TNT

February 2013
Directors of information for regions

A new way for GPs to access live information about clinics, consultants and services ;

Pennine Care picks Paris

January 2013
Durham and Darlington plays Symphony

GP develops patient engagement tool

October - November
Views sought on strengthening NHS Constitution (England) runs until 28th January

Barnsley Council hooks into PDS

NE Lincolnshire uses TPP social care

September 2012
NME trusts could get central funding

NHS 111 goes digital

Leeds puts bones on Map of Medicine

Gateshead confirms Medway go-live


Cumbria reaches MIG milestone

Rotherham starts to implement Meditech

Sunderland builds VNA with Bridgehead

Kettering latest System C / McKesson win

NHS Direct to pilot GP appointment app

Northumbria buys NextGate MPI

March 2012
Lincs surgeons practice on Wii hip

Doncaster renews hunt for new PAS

February 2012

RCN Long Term Conditions Conference and Exhibition: Bringing clinical benefits to your patients through technology 30 March Mayfair London

North SHA flags reform risk to IT plans

Two Yorks trusts can EPR procurements

Scarborough first with TPP record viewer

Northumbria held up by data migration

January 2012
Harrogate latest to take iSoft ePMA

Nov - Dec 2011
Pennine uses iSoft whiteboards

Darlington first to finish SCR roll-out

Northumbria gets ready for portal

Sept - Oct 2011
EHI Awards 2011: the winners

Northumbria picks Silverlink PAS

August 2011

Value of Accenture PACS deals questioned

Humber likely to take Lorenzo

July 2011
East Lancs invests in digital dictation

Dozen areas adopt GP dashboard

Wigan pharmacy pioneers SCR access

NE trust overhauls account management

NHS Modernisation: Special Issue June 2011

May - June 2011
North East tests stroke application

Gateshead awards EPR deal to System C

April - May
Alert expands at Blackpool

NHS website shows telehealth benefits

NHS East of England Huddle on QIPP

March - April 2011
Lexacom wins 4,000 GP practice deal

Bacon keeps up Connelly correspondence

December 2010
NHS Luton starts third 111 pilot

St Helens saves £1.2m with EDM

October 2010

Doncaster deploys Imprivata OneSign

Looking Local


Durham and Darlington tenders for EPR


Northumbria tenders for a new PAS, again

June-July 2010

North Yorks spends £3.2m on telehealth

May - June 2010

2,500 Newcastle staff using Millennium

April - May 2010
NHS Bury experiences issues with Lorenzo

Mid Cheshire is 50th Medway site

March - April

Mid Yorks to use SystmOne for workflow

February - March 2010
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh HIS tender

Lorenzo 'will stop at Release 2'

Stockport becomes seventh Lorenzo site

More EPS R2 sites being planned

December 2009
Oldham outsources IT to Computacenter

Bury sets criteria for Lorenzo success

Cheshire trusts send e-discharge letters

Bradford implements RiO through ASCC

Bradford plans Lorenzo expansion

Cerner go-live at Newcastle delayed

Alder Hey surveys are Fabio

August 09
EPS R2 goes live in Leeds

Bury is Lorenzo’s November milestone

July 09
Newcastle prepares for go-live

Problems at flagship urgent care service

June 09
Trafford chooses SRC for digital dictation

St Helens gets scan-on-demand EPR

Perot to help implement Meditech at Rotherham

May 09
Live Webinar Thu 28th May 2009“Making Time to Care”

Morecambe Bay extends use of Lorenzo

Bury using SCR for end of life care

TPP named as CSC strategic solution

BlackBerry bears fruit for doctors

April 09
Rotherham picks Meditech for EPR

North Mersey looks beyond iPM

North Cumbria goes live with Ascribe

March 2009
Alder Hey goes wireless with Xirrus

European funding for young entrepreneurs in the North East

No routine use of SCR at Bolton A+E


NHS Stoke on Trent has kicked off the national roll-out of the Summary Care Record,

Rotherham set to announce EPR contract

Bradford chooses BlueWare

January 2009
Local PCTs to be Summary Care Record 'Fast Followers'

Sheffield's BigHand for digital dictation

December 2008

Professional Regulation and Patient Safety Programme, Principles for revalidation
This month's NMC/Regulatory Body Update: Maintaining your registration over the Christmas period ; NMC Position statement: remote assessment and prescribing ; FtP are moving to a new location; New guidance for the care of older people

HPC UPdate:New Employer Events UK-wide during February-March 09; HPC in Focus - December Issue available now; Dietitian, nutritionist, food advisor, do you know the difference?

November 2008
North East Ambulance Service reform plans 'can go ahead'

New RCP Medical Record Keeping Standards web site

October 2008
SCR consent model changes

London payroll and Tees patient records lostSeptember 2008
See the new eHealth Nurses Network Survey Feature! This is a new addition (this month we're looking at e-records) - we will be feeding back results on these pages - plus we'd like to hear what you think are the key eHealth elements in need of investigation from your viewpoint.
Please take part and help us trial this feature

St Helens and Knowsley uses B2net for data storage

Hull trust to buy Nuffield hospital

August 2008
HPC Education Presentation - Sheffield 14/11/2007 - 13:30 University of Sheffield, Endcliffe Site, Sheffield

July 2008

'Swindells' Health informatics review is published and NHS trusts are to get support, and in some cases may get national funding, to select and install “interim” systems as a result of the NHS Informatics Review.

Darzi releases Final Report: High quality care for all

A senior nurse and former patients' champion for accident and emergency services has been appointed as the new programme director for the Healthy Futures North East reconfiguration programme.

June 2008
Newcastle goes live with EuroKing maternity system

Humber first mental health trust to use SystmOne

Airedale hospital to pilot RFID from Siemens

May 2008
Our NHS, Our Future (England) LATEST:Video of highlights ; Leading Local Change published 8th May: North East SHA Local Plan due 22nd May

Newcastle chooses Pittsburgh for EHR

Sunderland Teaching PCT signs CareNotes

April 2008
This month's NMC/Regulatory Body Update;The new Code is available now to read and download

Bolton meet integration needs with InterSystems

March 2008
Plans for limited Lorenzo delivery slip

CSC plans to integrate SystmOne into Lorenzo

North Lincs community nurses get mobile

NHS Direct to open doors

February 2008
North Tees emergency unit opens with wireless technology

Robots to dispense medicines

January 2008
There'scurrently a very important opportunity to have your say on the Lord Darzi review Our NHS, Our Future - open until 15th February - please take part NOW!

NHS to share patient information, despite public data loss fears

December 2007
Have your say about the consultations in North Cumbria

New online collaboration tool for NHS staff

November 2007
Lorenzo delivery plans now stretch past 2010

Summary Care Record launched in Bolton

Work as a School Nurse or with Children? 11 - 17 year olds willing to give their opinion about electronic health records sought by RCN for new survey

October 2007
Work in sexual health? See what's going on at the Marketplace in Leeds

Mid Cheshire switch to Ascribe e-prescribing

Data centre failure left practices without SystmOne

September 2007
Plans are unveiled to build UK's first healthcare village

August 2007
Interested in Practice Based Commissioning? Leeds PCT invest in PBC monitoring software

Stockport practice pioneers on line asthma care

Greater Manchester extends ECG telemedicine service

PCTs plan to moves to single system

New sites chosen for computerised CBT

Community Network for St Helens and Knowsley

July 2007
Remote storage secures data despite floods

CFH - Whats happening in your area

First EPS release two trusts announcedJune 2007
CSC says iSoft deal not in 'best interests' of NPfIT Work in Education?

FREE Workshop Improving the Recruitment of People of South Asian Background into Nursing on July 12th in Bradford Interested in Thrombosis Prevention? See a new Developing Practice Micro-Site from Derby NHS FT

May 2007
Liquidlogic deploys e-SAP in Middlesbrough

Mersey rolls out blood tracking system

April 2007
Bradford goes live with iPM in just six months

New wave of community hospitals and services

Lord Hunt & Richard Granger to headline ASSIST/NHS Connecting for Health Annual Conference - Leeds May 22nd - Book Now

Free workshops - Turn analysis into action. Help make data make a difference.

March 2007
Free! NHS Faculty of Health Informatics: Masterclass - Leadership Skills to Deliver 21st Century IT (NEWCASTLE) 30th March

See whats happening in Connecting for Health in your area

Progressive NHS Trusts sign Community of Interest Network Contracts

Derby NHS Trust Implements EDRM Solution

Nursing Lecturer wins A&E Research Honour

February 2007
NMC Update! NEW Draft NMC Code out for Consultation Be SURE and have your say!

Day Of Action 3 March 2007 Rally in Sunderland City Centre Park followed by march to City Hospitals Trust .

January 2007

Bury PCT starts using GP2GP to transfer records

Telecare deal for 500 packages in Cumbria

Two healthcare workers and a volunteer have been recognised in the Queen's New Year's honours list.

ASSIST / NHS CFH Annual Conference 'No-one said it was going to be easy' will be held at Leeds Town Hall on Tuesday 22nd May 2007.

European Award in Best Practice in Data Protection

NMC Update January 2007: The NMC's Chief Executive, Sarah Thewlis, will be speaking about the future direction of nursing at the New Connaught Rooms in London on Tuesday 23 January 2007; Current on-line poll: Should student nurses and midwives be regulated? - add your vote!

December 2006

Interested in e-records and confidentiality? See the Caldicott Guardian Manual The BMA have issued information and guidance for doctors and GPs threaten to block national patient database and Hackers make us scared to e-file, say GPs . The artricle Local sealed envelopes 'probably safer' contains a link toan interesting document on Sealed Envelopes Also see new Childrens Databases Report

LSPs fail 'acid test' on PAS deployments

Newcastle looks outside CfH for maternity

Work in Primary Care and fancy a FREE Workshop in Middlesborough on 8th November?

Work in education? Read about the NHS-HE Forum

Nurses to test Prescribing IT in Manchester

CSC wins £1.9bn contract for North-east and Eastern

CFH Clinical Update

Sunderland PCT implements substance misuse EHR

National Education, Training and Development (ETD) Special Interest Group

Sheffield abandons iSoft iPM implementation

Interview: Maeve Smith, Head of Principal Programmes and Platforms, Service Implementation

UKChip Presidents Report 2006

Trusts urged to move faster with e-prescribing

Huge Cash Boost For Community Hospitals

NE trust faces clinical systems conundrum

e-Learning Version of the Step Guide to Workforce Planning available free

Work in Primary Care? See GP Systems of Choice (GPSoC) - June 2006 update and First meeting of GP Pan User Group /GP Pan User Group debates data migration ALSO are you interested in developing the HCA role in your surgery? See the HCA toolkit plus interesting European Conference

Are you a nurse or a midwife? Changes to the PREP standard from July 1st

'Open wide...' Why big business is being invited to run GP surgeries

Take part in the current RCN Survey - Your e-health depends on IT

Interested in collaborative e-learning? Why not attend this Symposium: Sustaining Communities, Supporting Processes on 22-23 June at the The Møller Centre, University of Cambridge

MSc in Health Informatics at Sheffield - Applications accepted up until the end of August 2006.

CEO appointments made to new SHA's - read about who's who in your new SHA

Send your comments to The Information Centre which is responsible for reducing bureaucracy through effective coordination of collections, elimination of duplication, and delivering efficient and effective information sources to enable service delivery improvements for service users regardless of the point of delivery

Keep up to date with CFH nurse matters on the Connecting with Nurses web page.

Unworkable' NCRS user policy to be replaced

Interested in what information should be collected in order to demonstrate cross agency health gain? See this latest DoH Consultation The deadline for responses is Monday May 5th.

Sir Nigel Crisp steps down from DH

Improving diabetes care in Salford

Work with children? See the Report 'Passing it on' - the Children's Rights Director's report on what children think about people who work with them passing on confidential information to each other.

Creating Tomorrow Whilst Managing Today: Transitional Arrangements In The NHS and Department of Health

Interested in issues around care records, confidentiality, access etc for adults and children? See GPC says summary care record must be 'opt-in' and see Demographic service poses security risk, say senior GPs and GP calls for judicial review of NCRS consent and Personal Data for Public good

Dr Foster, a commercial provider of healthcare information, and the NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre have formed a new public-private partnership with the aim of improving public access to information.

A computer test that nurses and all AHPs should have access to?

A new version of predictive risk software to help identify patients most at risk of emergency hospital admissions has been released

The need for clinical standardisation in healthcare

The National Workforce Group has produced a best practice strategic framework to promote the adoption and deployment of e-learning within the NHS

May 05: NWWM faces £75m potential liabilities on SAS scheme

January 2005: Single Assessment Process (SAP) 'goes live' in North East Cluster

2nd July 2004 : NPfiT launches WEB SITE

2nd July 2004 : eHealth Insider Reports:
The National Programme for IT has unveiled a new website, featuring a host of detailed information about the programme and its implementation - but the "Your Say" section, where a public discussion forum had been planned, was removed shortly after it appeared. See

2nd July 2004 : NPfiT More Choice & Control over Your Healthcare:
is at the very heart of the Government's vision for the National Health Service (NHS) in England. It will mean major changes for the NHS and bring benefits both to you and to those who work in the NHS. This leaflet describes the changes and the benefits that computers and information technology will create through the work of the National Programme for IT. See:

2nd July 2004 : Choose and Book is a national service
that will, for the first time, combine electronic booking and a choice of time, date and place for first outpatient appointment. By the end of 2005 it will be available to all patients in England requiring elective care (over 10 million each year). See

10th June 2004 : Prepare yourself and your clients for the MyHealthSpace access method of the future!
HealthSpace is a secure place on the internet where you can store all your personal health information. (NB HealthSpace is an online service provided by the NHS in England. It is provided for the sole use of people living in England. It is for use by persons over the age of 18 only). See

10th June 2004 : National Programme for IT (England) web-page:

See latest Update on NPfit at

1st April 2004 : NMC: Understanding the Code Seminars:
regularly held in your Region - Keep checking what's going on and note the dates in your diary! See$professionalAdviceSeminars

30th March 2004 : The National Programme for IT (NPfIT) who's won what in our area??

READ CODES: North Mersey Read Code Tutoring Community Home Page
The Read Code Tutoring community is for sharing the latest information on read codes, providing updates on other coding issues in primary care. Bring your read code problems, ideas and views here!

Up to date with NPfiT and the IT Strategy in England?

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