Opinion, analysis and debate
Government may abandon NHS IT plans in NovemberSubscription
The government has announced it may abandon its current plans for the introduction of a national NHS computer system if significant progress has been made by November.
Funding worth £35 million aimed at developing new forms of digital technology could be of great benefit to the elderly, disabled and those living in rural areas, say researchers
An NHS hospital trust has apologised to its patients after it lost nearly 6,000 files containing confidential data about operations and waiting lists.
Technology can help nurses improve patient careSubscription
Ros Moore on why health informatics and technologies will help enable a quality-driven NHS
Wii games help fracture patients regain movementSubscription
A hospital has turned to Nintendo Wii games consoles as a way of helping patients regain movement in their arms.
Prime Minister's Commission wants nurses' viewsSubscription
Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery is looking for nurses to contribute their opinions on the profession.
Survey asks NHS staff for views on innovationSubscription
The first national survey asking NHS staff for their views on improvement and innovation has been launched.
A total of 140 security breaches have been reported in the NHS in the first quarter of this year, with tens of thousands of patient records lost, according to the information commissioner.
NHS Direct launches swine flu symptom checkerSubscription
NHS Direct has created a special online symptom checker for patients who are worried they may have caught swine flu.
An outbreak of swine flu at a school in the West Midlands has infected more than 40 pupils, according to the Health Protection Agency.