The National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network has produced a resource pack to help NHS trusts raise awareness of clinical research among patients and carers, and deliver on the NHS constitution commitment to provide research information supporting patient choice. The aim of the booklet is to help NHS Trusts increase research awareness within…
The 2012 Dr Foster Hospital Guide containing performance data on every hospital trust in England is now available. In addition to publishing traditional mortality indicators, this year’s Hospital Guide highlights information on the vital link between quality and efficiency. Methodology documents for all indicators are publicly available on the website. A new interactive website, My Hospital…
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust has become the first acute trust to launch a personal health record built on Microsoft’s HealthVault platform. The hospital has ambitious plans for My Health Record including enabling patients to update their own demographic information and, eventually, book and manage their own appointments. My Health Record could also make it easier to obtain informed consent for procedures and support recruitment into research trials, be used for simple follow-ups to reduce demand for outpatient appointments, and support telehealth initiatives.
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