Monthly Archives: January 2007


Infomania 1

Todd Bishop posted an article recently in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer about something called Infomania, which I found very interesting. When you first hear that term, you think it’s one of those terms that you here in things such as management speak. However, it’s a bit more than pointless terminology. “A […]


Oh Brother!

I have only ever seen a few hours of a couple of series Big Brother and have never seen the ‘celebrity version’. I stopped watching it after being very unimpressed. I just couldn’t enjoy the endless cycle of watching people sleep, wake up, make porridge and sit in chairs for […]


The NHS Programme for I.T. (Part 3)

The first of the remaining parts of the NPfIT I’m going to cover is the new communications service, NHSmail. According to the Connecting for Health website, the new service (which replaces the existing Microsoft Exchange setup) is: A national directory of people in the NHS, containing the name, email addresses, […]


The NHS Programme for I.T. (Part 2)

This part covers the Patient Care Records System (CRS) because I believe it’s one of the most important parts of the whole setup. Without accurate records it’s makes everything so much harder. They also have to be retrievable quickly. It’s possible that it could make things much better if done […]


The NHS Programme for I.T. (Part 1)

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear – where shall I start? It seems like such a good thing in theory – getting all the technology up to date is excellent – theoretically reducing failures and improving efficiency – the latter happening with appropriate staff training. However, it is something that […]


Interpretations of Equality

I think one of the most publicised issues with employee recruitment over the years has been equality. Major milestones were the Sex Discrimination Act of 1975 and the Equal Pay Act of 1970. They were in place to make sure that everyone had the same opportunities such as pay and […]


A new year 3

Happy (belated) new year to everyone. I hope you all enjoyed your holidays aswell. I’m going back to work on Monday, so I’ve been catching up on my film-watching during my time off (it’s the only time where I’ll be able to watch them). Thanks to Sky Movies (and a […]