Urgent care settings to use electronic prescriptions

Following a successful trial, NHS Digital has announced that use of the Electronic Prescription Service in integrated urgent care settings is to be rolled out nationally.

Funding awarded to ease delayed transfers of care

NHS Digital have announced the local authority and NHS partnerships that will benefit from digitising their ADW notices.

Nearly 14 million patients now securely using online GP services

13.9 million patients are now securely using online services with their family doctor to book appointments, order repeat prescriptions and view their record.

Text messaging a valuable tool for GPs

A new study has suggested that GPs could use text messaging to help improve their care for patients with potential symptoms of cancer.

Electronic referrals set to save NHS £50 million

NHS Digital says the NHS will save roughly £50 million when all first outpatients' referrals have to be made electronically from later this year.