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Friday 19 April 2019


All the latest articles, news and reports on IT
Key topics include: IT systems, Choose and Book, Patient records, Data validation, Electronic Transfer of Prescriptions (ETP), Informatics
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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...

Fri, 1 Sep 2006
Calculating Quality and Outcomes Framework points correctly and uniformly is vital to ensuring the accurate assessment of practices’ performances. Yet exception reporting poses a problem: the set-up of the IT data system means that significant variations can creep into these figures. Julian Le Saux identifies the loopholes that you should be aware of
Thu, 1 Jun 2006
With new NHS IT initiatives and the increase of paperless surgeries, computers are more essential than ever to today’s practices. So it’s vital that IT staff are on hand to remedy any computer problems that may arise. But as Simon Wright illustrates, efforts should be made to ensure data security is not compromised by the accessibility of computer records
Thu, 1 Jun 2006
The advent of digital technology has meant that typing up dictated referral letters from GPs no longer need involve searching for lost cassettes and grappling with tape. Dr Peter Crouch assesses the value of dictation devices for practice managers who may be considering adopting a digital transcription system for their surgery
Wed, 1 Mar 2006
The government’s flagship Choose and Book electronic booking application, recently adopted in more than 40% of practices in England, has introduced patient choice into the NHS. But many GPs have mixed feelings about whether the service will benefit their practices or whether it will merely create additional work …
Wed, 1 Mar 2006
Changes to the GMS national contract for 2006/07, drawn up to develop services and improve chronic disease management further, have now been released and will come into effect from April. Fiona Jenkins takes a look at some of the main items of the contract and considers what these additional, significant changes will mean to practices
Thu, 1 Dec 2005
As you are no doubt aware, over the next few years the government is investing billions of pounds in the NHS to improve the computer systems used to keep records on patient healthcare. The aim is to build a central database containing all patient medical information and to utilise these data to implement a dramatically improved NHS through several key projects