Archives for September 8th, 2000

NHS NET ALTERNATIVE?

Headlines, PublicNet: 8 September, 2000

There’s been a warning that the NHS-wide network (NHSnet) might not be up to the job of providing quality ICT support to clinicians. It comes from a group of university researchers and clinicians in Salford who believe they have found a safer and more cost-effective system. They publish their findings in this week’s British Medical Journal (BMJ).Using an existing information system based in Salford, the team have developed a secure internet connection that provides patient information to general practices or even patients’ homes – where GPs seeing sick patients need immediate access to this information. Home access would not be possible using NHSnet, they point out.

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INSPECTIONS MUST STRIKE BALANCE

Headlines, PublicNet: 8 September, 2000

Four public bodies have come together to issue a joint warning about inspection – a favourite tool of this Government for bringing about improvement. They say it needs to be use for long term good rather than short term headlines.The Local Government Association (LGA), Improvement and Development Agency, Institute for Public Policy Research and NHS Confederation have produce a paper which argues that inspection has to perform a balancing act to win the confidence of those being inspected. They warn that if inspections are not perceived to be balanced, inspectors run the risk of undermining their work by alienating those who are inspected and encouraging them to defend rather than improve their current practice.

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