NEWS DIGEST 18.04.2020: Help and fundraising for pandemic communities

  This morning’s news digest comes via Facebook as a source. East London’s Newham Council announced yesterday that while bin collection services to the borough’s residents will continue, other council services will be impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. These include … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 18.04.2020: Help and fundraising for pandemic communities

CAMBRIDGE PREGNANCY CITIZENSHIP DEMAND: NHS compels UK woman with Polish surname to prove her residence

Cambridge – VIJAY SHAH via NICOLE MORLEY and Metro A British-born pregnant woman who changed her surname to her husband’s Polish-origin one was forced by a hospital to prove her citizenship or be refused ante-natal care under the National Health Service (NHS), online news site Metro.co.uk (Metro) reported yesterday. Emma Szewczak-Harris from Chesterton, a suburb of Cambridge, who is eight months pregnant, was asked to prove she was a British citizen by a letter sent from the city’s Addenbrooke Hospital, despite her still retaining her maiden name in her double-barrelled surname and having a typically English first name. The mother-to-be … Continue reading CAMBRIDGE PREGNANCY CITIZENSHIP DEMAND: NHS compels UK woman with Polish surname to prove her residence

WANNACRY ATTACK: NHS, major organisations left reeling by co-ordinated hack

  Winnipeg – VIJAY SHAH via Winnipeg Free Press and ReportCA.net Several of the United Kingdom’s National Health Service trusts, as well as numerous large companies across the globe are still recovering from a large-scale ‘unprecedented’ ransomware cyber attack which occurred this weekend, ReportCA.net wrote yesterday. The ‘cyberextortion’ attack, which involved hackers accessing computers via phishing emails, and locking systems and encrypting company data, also affected numerous firms engaged in the manufacturing, finance and transport sectors. Government agencies were also caught up in the debacle. Technicians at the NHS, which offers subsidised healthcare in the U.K., scrambled to limit the … Continue reading WANNACRY ATTACK: NHS, major organisations left reeling by co-ordinated hack

EHI LIVE 2015: Data Standards and Governance Conference

As part of the its conference series being held at the NEC arena in Birmingham this November, e-health events organisation EHI is showcasing a special meeting on the subjects of data standards and governance in the British National Health Service, the company reported recently. The Data Standards and Governance Conference, which is being scheduled for the 3rd November 2015 at Birmingham’s NEC Hall 1, will examine the issues of developing guidelines and standards for information exchange within the NHS and other health providers. The NHS holds millions of patient records, research information, study results and other significant quantities of medical … Continue reading EHI LIVE 2015: Data Standards and Governance Conference

EHI AWARDS 2015: Special event for healthcare IT professionals in London

EHealth Media, a division of the conferences and training brand Informa, is hosting a special event for national specialists in healthcare ICT this October. The EHI Awards is a flagship awards event within the healthcare IT calendar. This unique and well-subscribed event will bring together more than 700 information technology and clinical professionals from the National Health Service (NHS) along with suppliers of health ICT engaging their customers for a night of celebration, fun and networking. The evening will be a celebration of the important work that people in IT and informatics help contribute to the running of British healthcare services and … Continue reading EHI AWARDS 2015: Special event for healthcare IT professionals in London