Why you should encourage your patients to use GP online services

Posted on 22-Sep-2017 14:41:25

4 out of 5 adults in the UK have a smartphone and we look at our phones four billion times a yearWe love our phones and we love being connected.

GP online services are popular with patients because they are convenient and make it easier for them to access their practice. But there are benefits for the practice too. Get your patients using GP online services and your practice will run more efficiently. 

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5 steps to success: how to share patient records across GP networks

Posted on 20-Sep-2017 10:37:54

The new NHS models of care and a shortage of GPs are forcing a fresh approach to healthcare service design. GP networks throughout the UK are introducing federated healthcare services to share resources. Using interoperable IT systems to share patient records is one of the secrets of success. What else must GP networks consider?

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Share Vision+ templates for consistent care across GP networks

Posted on 14-Sep-2017 14:12:43

Federated services are a cost-effective way of offering shared healthcare services across a GP network. But how do you make sure care is consistent across all GP practices and clinicians?

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5 reasons to stop printing patient records for GP home visits

Posted on 11-Sep-2017 20:04:32

We asked practice staff how their GPs use patient records during home visits and nursing home rounds. 95% said that some or all their GPs take paper printouts to refer to. Why should GPs stop printing patient records for home visits and what is the alternative?

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How to get started with Vision's free GPSoC health improvement tools

Posted on 04-Sep-2017 15:49:18

Vision has a range of clinical decision support templates and advanced data entry forms. The common goals of these intelligent healthcare solutions are to encourage:

  1. more efficient use of GP time
  2. fast and simple health improvement, targeted at specific cohorts

They are all available centrally-funded for GP practices in England. Find out how to get them and start using them.

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[Webinar] Interoperable systems and extended hours GP appointments

Posted on 30-Aug-2017 16:37:18

Using an interoperable solution from Vision, the Richmond General Practice Alliance (RGPA) has successfully implemented a federated extended hours GP appointment service. In this webinar Dr Neil Jackson of the RGPA will discuss the challenges they faced and how they overcame them.

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People with sight loss can use patient online services too.

Posted on 25-Aug-2017 10:46:18

According to the GP Patient Survey 2017, the way patients interact with patient online services is changing.

    • More patients are using online services to book GP and nurse appointments
    • The number of patients ordering repeat prescriptions and viewing their medical records has increased
    • Awareness of patient online services has risen to 36.1%

But, did you also know there are over 2 million people in the UK living with sight loss? And this is set to rise by 250,000 people by 2020?

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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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