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NHS Supply Chain to launch mobile and strategic clinical solutions national framework agreement

Framework will ensure NHS clinical solutions can be deployed as and when needed in a location to suit the trust

Information Technology

Mental health unit planned for Wolverhampton

Planners give thumbs-up to plans for New Cross Hospital site

Design and Build | Therapeutic Sector | Mental Health

Comment: Private vs public cloud

Sonia Blizzard of Beaming discusses the pros and cons of cloud storage and whether public or private solutions are the answer for the care home industry

Information Technology

£50m 'green fund' to help NHS cut costs and reduce CO2 emissions

Green Investment Bank and De Lage Landen announce new funding alliance to support energy efficient projects across the NHS

Design and Build | Sustainability

UK's biggest off-site healthcare project completed

Yorkon off-site solution provides new Women and Children’s Centre at North Middlesex University Hospital

Design and Build

Comment: Why the Five Year Forward View needs to revolutionise the role of real estate in primary care

Andrew Darke, managing director of property at Assura Group, discusses how the primary care estates could be key to the development of healthcare services over the coming years

£32m mental health unit to be built in Belfast

Planning permission granted for state-of-the-art facility at Belfast City Hospital

Design and Build | Therapeutic Sector | Mental Health

Comment: Using the right tool for the job - Mobile apps for healthcare

Andrew Jones of Multitone looks at how mobile apps could revolutionise the healthcare sector

Information Technology

Graphics help distract children at Dublin hospital

Philips Healthcare appoints USP Creative to produce sea-themed graphics for the radiology department at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital

Design and Build

Comment: The boardroom paper chase

Alister Esam of eShare explains how NHS trusts must put paper-based systems behind them and switch to digital solutions to enhance boardroom decision-making

Information Technology

Technology-enabled care services ‘critical to delivering life-changing support’

New paper identifies key benefits of implementing technology to integrate care services, current barriers to deployment, and recommendations

Telehealth

Comment: Open source needs to be approached with caution

Former nurse Andy Clegg from Orion Health explains why open source is positive move for healthcare

Information Technology