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How our practice cut average appointment waiting times from two weeks to two days

Friday 22nd February 2019

Stratford Village Surgery in East London, which cares for around 10,000 patients, used to struggle to meet demand and its patients were sometimes waiting for over two weeks to be seen.
 
However, after introducing a new online triage system, the surgery managed to reduce average waiting times for appointments from two weeks to two days.
 
GP and medical director at Stratford Village Surgery Dr Bhupinder Kohli tells Management in Practice how they achieved...

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Mon, 12 Feb 2007
Patients in London can carry medical records on new smartcard
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There are relatively few indicators for mental health in relation to the importance of these conditions; this reflects the complexity of mental health problems. These indicators focus on patients with serious mental illness. Jill Burke takes us through the issues of identifying patients, setting up the register and other data-quality issues that you may encounter