Apr 152013

HANDI believes that the realisation of the promise of  digital tools to transform the way we deliver health and care requires an approach based on user centred designed involving frontline users. Clinicians form a substantial part of the user community and HANDI are strong supporters of the EHI CCIO Campaign which aims to strengthen clinical leadership  in the world of information and informatics through the appointment of a Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) in all NHS organisations.

In support of this object the EHI CCIO Campaign have established the CCIO Network. This network is not just for CCIOs and aspiring CCIOs, but for all with an interest in clinical informatics and is something we would urge all HANDI Members to consider joining. The network brings together clinicians, academics and those working in the technology industry to supply useful content, support best practice and participate in events.

The CCIO Leaders Network is a network built and continuing to build on existing clinical networks, and is fast becoming the home for clinical informatics.

By signing up to the CCIO Leaders Network you:

  • gain access to online resources, interviews and case studies
  • can enrol in our mentorship programme for developing future clinical information leaders
  • can take part in lively online discussions on key topics
  • receive the fortnightly newsletter with profiles and community discussions
  • receive invitations to a professionally focused events series, curated by a leading industry advisory panel

join a vibrant community for shared learning of best practice in Health IT

To get involved and participate in this growing community sign up free here:



Apr 132013

Members of the NHS Hack Day community including organisations such as OpenGPSoC  and HANDI as well as many individual contributors, are conducting a survey of the ease of organisational WiFi access at their place of work for NHS Staff.

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Increasingly, NHS staff are seeking to improve the care they provide by making reference to knowledge sources based on the Internet using their own smartphones and other devices. Unfortunately, it is apparent that in many work settings, WiFi access for staff is not straightforward and in many cases is not available. NHS organisations do generally provide PC terminals which have Internet Access, however this is often insufficient for accessing knowledge or resources at the point of care.

In order to take this WiFi issue forward, it is necessary to first gather data on the current level of WiFi provision. We would appreciate your help in collecting data about the ease of WiFi access in your place of NHS work. Most importantly, if you are completing this survey, please also distribute it to your work colleagues so we can maximise the number and spread of responses.

Our non-profit organisations believe in openness, transparency and trust. No personally identifiable data will be collected or shared about your responses. There is a section at the end for any comments you wish to make to the survey team, or for wider distribution (only with your permission). Results of this survey will be available from the websites of the organisations listed in the and will also be widely distributed. infrastructure

Note: efforts are being made separately for universal, free, WiFi access for Patients in the NHS and we wholeheartedly support this work. (see link ) However, for our current needs we would like to aim this survey purely at NHS STAFF ONLY.

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