How to turn the Universal Capabilities within the Local Digital Roadmap – in the financial reality of the NHS. Local Digital Roadmaps set out how to achieve the ambition of paper free at the point of care by 2020 for the NHS.  77 areas across the nation have submitted documents [...]

Get involved in the latest web enabled real time communication (webRTC) which is being developed within the Ripple showcase stack.   This open source video consultation software has endless opportunities for use across the health system from GPs communicating directly with [...]

The letters IDCR are currently used in the NHS in England as an abbreviation for Integrated Digital Care Records, part of the latest push to transform health and care in England in the 21st Century towards more holistic, integrated, patient-centred care,  supported by the right [...]

Starting with the Public Below is a news article from Joined Up Leeds, something we are very proud to be collaborating on. For anyone considering undertaking Person Held Record (PHR), whether developing or looking to implement, this should be of real use. Joined Up [...]

Much has been written about the impact that open source approaches to information and technology are having across the whole of society.  A new chapter, some of which is still being written, is emerging and challenging the way that individuals, communities, organisations and [...]

As clinicians, we share a common purpose: to heal, to alleviate suffering and to comfort. In the 21st century, the explosion of knowledge has increased our armoury to achieve our aims. We share our discoveries freely and subject them to peer review, publish them in journals, [...]

The article below was published on the Local Digital website on 23 September [...]

The article below was published by DigitalHealth.net on 18 September [...]

We want to encourage debate and discussion about Open Source and will repost and attribute articles whenever we can.  We would also like to encourage guest bloggers and commentators.   The article below has been co written by Source Code Control Limited and Protecode. Our thanks [...]

The word ‘opportunity’ is defined as ‘a time or set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something’ which help to introduce our story of now. As one of 25 Integration Pioneers, we have been given the opportunity to blaze the trail for change and new ways of working to [...]

Integration Pioneers in the 21st Century There is a widely held view that 21st century care is under pressure, in a state of near-crisis in many places (ref #NHSwinter) where the burden of disease and the limitations of current health and social care systems are becoming ever [...]

[](wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Tony_Shannon_M20140305_005.jpg)Tony Shannon Repost from Tony Shannon’s Frectally speaking blog at frectal.com   My first blog of 2015 mentioned a word that is key to all change – culture. Cultural change is a challenging thing and yet if we examine [...]