Yesterday, a two-month delay was introduced to NHS Digital’s data-sharing programme. Yesterday, the reinforcements were drafted in by Matt Hancock.
They’re the UK’s prime statistician Sir Ian Diamond and main GP Helen Stokes-Lampard, Academy of Medical Royal Schools chair, and their job is to work on the GP Information for Planning and Analysis programme following news that it would be temporarily halted.
The undertaking was as a result of go stay on 1 July however has been put again after issues have been raised that GPs and the general public had not been adequately consulted.
Underneath the plan, most GP-held affected person information shall be automatically collected by NHSD for future use for well being planning and analysis functions.
The appointments of Sir Ian and Professor Stokes-Lampard come as NHSD’s new interim chief government Simon Bolton warned “disproportionate” teams of individuals opting out of the scheme risked making the info “much less helpful” for researching new therapies and planning companies.
Mr Bolton defined on HSJ why its controversial new GP data-sharing scheme is the right thing to do, and why it has now been delayed by two months.
East Sussex Healthcare Belief is taking up a neighborhood unbiased hospital with the goal of retaining it primarily for personal sufferers, we revealed today.
It’s utilizing a few of its capital funds to purchase the fixtures and fittings of the Spire Sussex Hospital, which is bodily linked to the belief’s Conquest Hospital in Hastings. The belief intends to maintain the native unbiased hospital for primarily non-public sufferers,
The constructing, which has 22 beds and two working theatres, had been leased to Spire and has operated as a non-public hospital since 1997.
Final week, Royal United Hospital Bathtub Basis Belief announced it was taking over a Circle-owned local hospital. Nonetheless, RUH stated it will primarily do NHS work on the website, growing it as a “chilly website” and diagnostic centre.
ESHT already has an earnings of round £3m a 12 months from non-public sufferers. Nonetheless, its present non-public affected person unit — the Michelham unit on the Eastbourne District Basic Hospital — made losses of £91,000 in 2019-20 and £412,000 in 2018-19, according to its most recent annual report.