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  • Woman in a field with a map
    Information underpins all the plans for the refocusing of the NHS announced by the coalition government in its policy consultation document entitled ‘Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS’.
  • Magnifying glass over a pink diamond
    Daniel Ray is the Director of the Quality Outcomes and Research Unit Board at University Hospitals, Birmingham. At a recent meeting of the BCS Health (Northern) Specialist Group he described the three main information systems that have been developed within the hospital over the last 10+ years and went on to discuss their impact.
  • Close up of a surgeon operating
    In response to the Department of Health’s ‘Liberating the NHS: An Information Revolution’ consultation, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has conducted one of the largest engagement exercises that it has ever undertaken, bringing its expertise to bear on a holistic approach to the informatics challenges.
  • Close-up of hands (medical teamwork)
    Professor Stephen Kay and Dr Glyn Hayes discuss how the government’s Big Society programme might affect the state of UK health informatics and look at how BCS and UKCHIP promote professionalism in complementary ways.
  • Blood transfusion
    The UK blood services are unique NHS organisations regulated in a similar way to the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry.