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NHS England to streamline research processes

NHS England takes steps to accelerate access to innovation

Apple unveils Health Records API for developers to build apps for platform

The Health Records API allows developers to create apps that can, with permission, use data from electronic health records to help patients manage care.

Lords committee criticises the NHS over its ‘incoherent’ commitment to the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy

The Lords Science and Technology Committee has released a new report looking into the implementation arrangements for the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy.

NHS IT delays are slowing down the ‘roll out of genomics in the UK’, committee warns

MP Norman Lamb, Chair of the Science and Technology Committee, is calling on the government to increase investment in digital and allocate funding for technology and systems needed to realise the potential of genomics in the UK.

Baroness Jowell becomes first patient to donate data to new global cancer databank

Baroness Tessa Jowell returned to the House of Commons to pledge support for a new Universal Cancer Databank aiming to accelerate development of better treatments for rare cancers.

Cambridge and West Suffolk connect EPR systems in UK first-of-its-kind partnership

Global Digital Exemplars Cambridge University Hospitals and West Suffolk have created a link between their Electronic Patient Record systems, with the functionality currently available in the A&E departments of Addenbrooke's and West Suffolk hospitals...

BMA backs health committee’s calls to suspend NHS Digital/Home Office data sharing deal

The British Medical Association is questioning NHS Digital’s ‘ability to act as a trusted custodian for the data it holds’ after refusing to suspend its data sharing agreement with the Home Office.

RCGP releases new guidance on online consultation services

The new guidance issued by the Royal College of GPs comes after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found that four in 10 online GP firms are not providing safe care.

CQC warns of patient safety risks relating to ‘poor’ access to records at London trust

The Care Quality Commission is urging Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to address patient safety risks relating to ‘poor’ access to medical records following the latest inspection.

NHS Digital director to outline data plans

An AI avatar could help make NHS Digital data more accessible in the future, Professor Daniel Ray will tell the HIMSS UK Executive Leadership Summit today.

Genomics England extends access to datasets for researchers

Genomics England grants access to data from the 100,000 Genomes Project to more researchers and appoints global genomics pioneer as its first CEO.

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