People are living longer with frailty. Here's how to find them all.

Posted on 22-Aug-2017 16:06:09

A recent study written by Newcastle University and published in The Lancet asks if late-life dependency is increasing. The study reports that older people are living longer with substantial care needs. Most will live in the community and need collaborative health and social care.

How can GPs make sure they know about every frail person?  This is the fundamental first step to putting appropriate care plans in place.

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How to manage and control chronic kidney disease

Posted on 17-Aug-2017 14:06:49

Kidney Research UK has reported some alarming statistics about chronic kidney disease (CKD)1:

  1. between 2005 and 2015 there was a 31.7% global increase in the number of people dying from CKD
  2. the burden of the disease increased by 19.6%
  3. estimates suggest that three million lives are at risk from CKD. As many as one million of these cases are undiagnosed

An early diagnosis helps GPs to manage and control cases. This means fewer patients are in a state of decline and fewer patients die early from the disease.

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Next round of Scottish Vision Conferences published.

Posted on 11-Aug-2017 12:15:26

Earlier this year we hosted the Smarter. Faster. Better. Vision Conferences in Glasgow and Dundee. We are hitting the road again for the next round of conferences in 3 new locations. 

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Join us at the Health & Care Innovation Expo.

Posted on 11-Aug-2017 12:13:10

The Health & Care Innovation Expo is the only major conference in England focussed on innovation across all aspects of health and social care. The 2017 Expo will focus on the actions and collaborations required to deliver the NHS Five Year Forward View. It brings together the NHS and care leaders, commissioners, clinicians, voluntary sector partners and innovators.

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Agenda announced for Wales Vision conferences.

Posted on 08-Aug-2017 14:21:58

The 'Smarter. Faster. Better.' conferences in Wales are fast approaching. We have published an engaging and interactive agenda with an emphasis on shared care and localisation.

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3 improvements to GP online services you might have missed

Posted on 01-Aug-2017 14:46:21

Patients at practices using Vision have online access at the Patient Services website. Regular website updates improve performance, make things simpler and add new features. Our aim is always the same - to improve the patient experience.

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Intelligent cancer diagnosis with Vision.

Posted on 31-Jul-2017 10:33:53

Cancer rates are on the rise, but so are survival rates. 42% of cancer cases are now avoidable.

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Pull your community team together

Posted on 26-Jul-2017 20:57:26

Community healthcare teams often have a poor IT infrastructure. They run on analogue systems that rely on white boards, post-it notes and telephone calls. And lots and lots of paper.

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[eBook] How we design a Vision of Intelligent Healthcare

Posted on 20-Jul-2017 13:13:58

Software has come on in leaps and bounds over the last 10 years and it is now an integral part of our daily lives. But this is not only because more functionality is available. Changes in how we interact with the software have had a massive impact.

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Top 3 clinical decision support tools available free on GPSoC

Posted on 17-Jul-2017 12:17:07

There is a growing number of clinical decision support templates and corresponding advanced data entry forms available to GP practices that integrate with all the major GP IT systems.

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