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NHS hospitals need to be prepared for hackers attempting to hold their computer systems to ransom, a doctor has argued in a leading medical journal. He warned it was likely that an increasing number of hospitals would be shut down by ransomware attacks, where hackers gain access to a computer…
A range of experts from palliative care, engineering, design, social sciences and public health are coming together to take a radical look at end of life care and tackle one of our generation’s greatest health and social care challenges. This is what leading terminal illness charity, Marie Curie, has set…
Home care provider Cordia has developed a new App to support its home care employees in their roles when visiting elderly and vulnerable residents in Glasgow. The careSafe mobile app, which is being used by over 2,000 home carers in the city helps with scheduling, allowing users to ‘check-in’ and…
Britain's emergency services face a "potentially catastrophic" six-month gap without a crucial communications system, a Commons report warns. MPs raised the alarm over the impact of allowing a network used by all 105 police, fire and rescue and ambulance services in the country to be taken out of service early.…
In 2014 the Health & Care Professions Council launched myHCPC, a mobile app for registrants. Its aim was to let you carry round everything about HCPC in your pocket – from standards to CPD advice. HCPC say the app could make a difference to the lives of hundreds of registrants,…
Researchers have been awarded a £250,000 grant to help the Government monitor Brexit-related hate crime on social media. A team at Cardiff University is to develop a monitoring tool that displays a live feed of the spread of hate speech on Twitter. The researchers will use Brexit as a demonstrator…
NHS Digital has commissioned SCIE in partnership with market research agency, GfK, to gather insights into how the social work role can be supported, now and in the future, through the use of information and technology. Technological shifts have had far-reaching effects in recent years; however care and support systems…
People in North Wales who need treatment for an injury can now get up to the minute information on waiting times at the regions Minor Injuries Units and Emergency Departments. Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has teamed up with the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust who have developed…
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