Health secretary Andrew Lansley has launched a call for new ideas for health apps that would help patients make informed decisions about their care.
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This radical shake up of the NHS will impact on many Surepoint clients. To help us make sense of this we have tried to capture the new landscape in a mindmap.
Service and MOD staff are also being asked to volunteer to operate social media presences as part of their official duties, to help explain their work to the public.
The Local Government Information Unit’s Children’s Services Network are running an Action Learning Set between January and June 2009 for local authorities, voluntary sector organisations and the private sector.
Musings and final report from a masterclass for the NHS Faculty of Health Informatics.
Information about a new research scoping project into Web 2.0 and the implications of the web based personal health record.
Following the recent NHS Faculty of Health Informatics meeting on Social Networking in the NHS, a wiki has been set up to ensure that everyone can contribute to a discussion paper on “The powers and the perils of using Social Networking tools in the NHS”.
More than any other previous government policy this latest white paper has been developed through consultation, listening and providing people with opportunities to say what they wanted. Here I outline why factors such as these and most importantly collaboration and trust will be key to the successful translation of the policy into practice.
This week the government published plans to change the whole health and social care system in the White Paper: Our health, our care, our say. The plans include longer opening hours for GPs, a greater emphasis on looking after your own well-being and health care available on the High Street.