East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) is one of 13 NHS Trusts that will be leading the way in a national programme to introduce electronic prescribing and administration (ePMA). The trust, that provides mental health and community services in Bedfordshire, is one of 13 NHS Trusts that will be the first to receive a share of £78m to support ePMA.ELFT is receiving £740,000 for the project, which will be rolled out from the start of 2019. The use of ePrescribing removes the need for handwritten prescriptions and reduces the risks of medication error.Dr Paul Gilluley, Chief Medical Officer for ELFT, said: “Our Trust places tremendous value on the role of digital technology in supporting our fantastic staff and their work to provide the best possible patient care.“The move to ePrescribing means we can do away with paper prescription charts, nurses will not have to decipher illegible handwriting and drug information and clinical prescribing decision support will be … [Read more...] about East London NHS Foundation Trust is part of £78m NHS digital prescription programme
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Heavy traffic on the Embankment is causing serious economic harm to east London businesses, a new study has warned. Research by transport economists Volterra Partners revealed the removal of a traffic lane on the A3211, which runs between Westminster Bridge and Tower Hill, has significantly increased journey times. Volterra partners said increased congestion has meant 15,000 east London businesses are no longer within a 30 minute drive of Westminster during the morning rush hour, rising to 18,000 businesses during the evening rush hour. It said the increased travel time limits hiring options, increases delivery costs and is off-putting to investors. A spokesperson for campaign group Unblock the Embankment, which commissioned the research, said: “This study provides clear evidence that this ill-thought through scheme is causing real economic damage to London. “With Brexit looming, we need to improve traffic flow on this vital arterial road.” In 2016 one of the two … [Read more...] about Embankment traffic harming 15,000 east London businesses, study warns
Memorial plaque in east London dedicated to Saddam Hussein removed by council BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A memorial plaque bench in east London dedicated to the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has been removed by the local council. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/viral/memorial-plaque-in-east-london-dedicated-to-saddam-hussein-removed-by-council-37543935.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/viral/article37543933.ece/02612/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_af5a3b61-e01d-435b-8bff-2e82e5595595_1 Email A memorial plaque bench in east London dedicated to the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has been removed by the local council. Freelance journalist Victoria Richards posted a photo of the dedication on Wanstead High Street to Twitter, which reads: “In loving memory of Saddam Hussein 1937 – 2006”. The bronze plaque, thought to be put up by pranksters, was placed with anti-theft screws and has caused outrage from residents. Ms Richards said: “Local … [Read more...] about Memorial plaque in east London dedicated to Saddam Hussein removed by council
Blurred county lines and a pretty confusing century of expansion and renaming have left some residents in Romford unsure where their town is. Some put it firmly in east London while others say it’s still part of Essex, just as it once indisputably was a very long time ago. Our sister site, Essex Live , did some digging and got to the bottom of a fairly long-winded and definitely confusing history to pin Romford on one side or the other once and for all. Bear with us, this will make sense by the time you reach the end. Essex or London? Let’s settle this Originally, Romford was part of an ancient parish called the Becontree Hundred of Essex, an area including Harold Wood and Collier Row. Then, in 1965, it became part of the newly-created London Borough of Havering, which combined the former Municipal Borough of Romford and the Hornchurch Urban District. The name comes from the Royal Liberty of Havering, which covered the area broadly but had been abolished back in 1892. But … [Read more...] about So is Romford in Essex or east London?
A BURST pipe has left an East London road looking more like a lake as residents were urged not to be tempted into a heatwave dip. Dramatic footage shows water gushing down Bow Road, with paving stones cracked open and bollards torn out of the pavement from the force of the flooding. Tower Hamlets Police tweeted a photo of the chaos shortly before 10pm, writing: "This is the current view on Bow Rd/Fairfield Road. "Please no one try swimming in it. Bow Road will be closed all night. "@LFBTowerHamlets are on scene and @thameswater are inbound. "No buses or traffic can pass. Please find alternate route." Emergency services rushed to the scene as footage showed motorists stranded in the water and buses forced to reverse. Around ten commercial properties had to be evacuated, with ten fire engines and 72 firefighters working to pump water away from the affected properties. Posting a video on Twitter, vlogger Honest Emily wrote: "Stay away from Bow East London as the road has literally cracked … [Read more...] about Burst pipe leaves East London road looking more like a lake as residents urged not to be tempted into heatwave dip