Extracting knowledge and insight from vast amounts of data is seen as the biggest opportunity to improve our population’s health. Our hub will let you know what to keep an eye on in regards to data analytics, storage, privacy and others.

Artificial Intelligence and analytics: Who do we trust?

AI and machine learning are just a couple of phrases you have undoubtedly seen on social media touting the next revolution in healthcare

CQC finds again ‘zip bags’ of patient records in public areas at NHS trust

CQC rates Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS trust services as ‘inadequate’

CQC urges Stepping Hill Hospital to take measures and ensure ‘security of patient records’

The hospital was previously warned by the CQC to address the issue after an inspection in 2016


NHS Digital director calls on organisations to maximise use of digital technology

NHS Digital director talks about the progress made by NHS Digital in supporting local organisations to use digital technology and improve patient safety and the quality of clinical care

Health and Justice Information Service to go live by 2018

NHS England has attributed the delay in the system’s go-live date to ensuring ‘appropriate data-sharing rules and procedures’ are set in place.

ICO fines ex-council employee for stealing data of adult social care department users

Court prosecutes ex-council employee after discovering information on medical and financial conditions of 349 individuals had been stolen.

Mix of paper and electronic notes results in patient’s death at London trust

New Care Quality Commission report on Barts Health NHS Trust indicates the combination of paper and electronic notes led to a serious incident resulting in a patient’s death.

NHS trusts maximise use of NHS e-Referral Service

Two NHS trusts and their referring GP practices now use only electronic processes to book hospital appointments.

Technical fault disrupts access to NHS Spine

BT data centre fault blocks access to NHS Spine for an hour and a half.

‘Poor state’ of clinical information systems is compromising mental health care

Independent watchdog identifies state of information systems a major area of concern for mental health
data sharing, Google

Google opens cloud computing data centre in London

data security

Bupa employee steals information affecting 108,000 insurance plans


Govt. publishes response to Caldicott and CQC data reviews, with focus on cybersecurity


Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust issues call for EPR tender

patient data, deepmind

Information Commissioner: innovators should always ‘take privacy into account’

Google DeepMind, data

DeepMind Health and Royal Free co-design of Streams app potential future deterrent

patient data, cybersecurity

Royal Free failed to comply with data law during Google DeepMind’s Streams trial


Online data tool launched to improve cervical screening rates

General Election

King’s Fund fellow criticises manifestos for lack of population health focus

caldicott, patient data

Caldicott: 'Data security will become main priority for new government'

patient data, cybersecurity

Inaccurate data logs lead to special measures placing for NHS trust

data analytics

Salford Royal NHS FT goes to tender for development of new Digital Control Centre

public health, data privacy

Public’s trust in protection of health records reaches worrying levels

patient care, EPR, NHS

John Radcliffe Hospital should review use of paper, says CQC

Google DeepMind, data

ICO investigation into Royal Free and DeepMind partnership ‘close to conclusion’

data sharing, online health

Eurobarometer survey shows 58% of UK want to access online health records

Artificial Intelligence

Healthcare will become ‘increasingly dependent on data,’ says industry leader

Hyland, Lexmark

Hyland set to acquire Lexmark’s Perceptive Software business



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Cerner backs Child Protection - Information Sharing scheme | good to see paediatrics being taken seriously
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