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  • 13Dec

    Evidence standards framework for digital health technologies

    NICE has worked with partners to develop standards that ensure new technologies are clinically effective and offer economic value. The aim of these standards is to make it easier for innovators and commissioners to understand what good levels of evidence for digital healthcare technologies look like, while meeting the needs of the health and care…

  • 6Dec

    Shared Decision Making – conversations that matter

    Are you an existing highly skilled trainer? Do you have a passion for person centred care? NHS England are looking for people like you to become SDM trainers to provide training to clinicians and other health and care professionals and commissioners. This bespoke training, delivered by the Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA) will encourage thinking about…

  • 6Dec

    Cultural shift needed to keep trust in use of patient data by health technology

    A radical culture change in the NHS, and across the health data and medical technology community, is needed to make sure that the NHS can deliver the benefits of new health technologies that use patient data for care, and to retain public trust, says a new report from the Academy of Medical Sciences, published 29…

  • 6Dec

    The largest shared patient portal program in the UK

    From a blog by Patients Know Best: Residents across North West London are benefitting from being part of the largest shared patient portal program in the UK. The Care Information Exchange (CIE) hosts the health records of up to 2.3 million people living in North West London. Powered by Patients Know Best and funded by £3 million…

  • 5Dec

    Job advert: Senior Health Information Officer, Bowel Cancer UK

    Salary: £27,000 – £32,000 Location: London Job type: Full-time and permanent Closing date: Sunday 6 January Bowel Cancer UK is the UK’s leading bowel cancer charity. They are determined to save lives, improve the quality of life and support all those affected by bowel cancer. They support and fund targeted research, provide expert information and support to…

  • 4Dec

    Shared decision-making guideline: NICE starts scoping phase

    A scoping workshop to develop a guideline on shared decision making was held in London by NICE on 3 December. PIF attended the workshop along with representatives of patient and professional bodies. Earlier this year, PIF produced a draft framework document on health literacy and shared decision making for NHS England so we advocated for…

  • 28Nov

    Community-centred practice: applying All Our Health

    Information for front-line staff to adopt community-centred ways of working that help improves the health and wellbeing of the most marginalised communities. This resource helps health professionals prevent ill health and promote wellbeing as part of their everyday practice, including guidance on: why adopt community-centred approaches in your professional practice? understanding local needs measuring impact…

  • 22Nov

    Job advert: Website and Content Manager, Tommy’s

    Job title: Website and Content Manager Salary: Circa £27-£31k Location: London Job type: Full-time/permanent Closing date: TBC (rolling recruitment, please apply asap) Tommy’s is the largest charity funding research into the causes of miscarriage, stillbirth and pre-term birth; four Tommy’s Centres are established around the UK, where some of the World’s leading scientists and clinicians in this field…

  • 22Nov

    National Standards for Public Involvement

    From NIHR: The Standards are currently being introduced to the wider community both nationally and internationally and all 10 Testbed Pilots are progressing well. “Throughout this Autumn I have been on the local Conference circuit. Speaking about the detail and merits of the new Public Involvement Standards. Being a founding member of the Standards Development Partnership…

  • 22Nov

    AI and the NHS: How artificial intelligence will change everything for patients and doctors

    Excerpts from an article from ZDnet: The rise of artificial intelligence is set to reshape the health sector as we know it, from back office to doctor’s office. The current UK government has made its vision for artificial intelligence use in the NHS very clear. It wants AI, data and innovation to “transform the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of…

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