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Steve Marriott

The biggest problem with data quality, and how you can fix it

Posted on 16-Oct-2018 14:13:39

High-quality electronic records contain complete and accurate information about each patient's health. When your data is correct, you can rely on it and make clinical decisions with confidence. However, missing, inaccurate or non-standard information can lead to inconsistent care.

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Vision is the first GP system to offer EPS for controlled drugs

Posted on 04-Oct-2018 10:28:16

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is a paper-free process for giving patients their medication. Today, 93.1 per cent of practices and 98.7 per cent of pharmacies in England are live with EPS.

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Clinical pharmacists: what no one is talking about

Posted on 26-Sep-2018 07:35:08

The GP Forward View describes an expanding general practice workforce that includes 1,500 more clinical pharmacists. Every practice in England will have access to a clinical pharmacist.

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3 hot tips to help you embrace online prescription requests

Posted on 19-Sep-2018 15:43:36

There's a great way to save admin time at your practice and you've already got everything you need.

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What is population health management?

Posted on 14-Sep-2018 15:01:47

People in the UK are living with chronic illnesses but not getting appropriate treatment. Without intervention, patients face worsening health with irreversible damage. For some, the outcome will be worse than this. No one is to blame for these undiagnosed conditions. The NHS is not at fault. So what is the problem, and what can you do about it?

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3 reasons to consider collaborative care within GP federations

Posted on 06-Sep-2018 09:54:21

A departmentalised and fragmented health service is inefficient. Information flows are weak and the patient experience suffers. Collaborative care (also known as integrated care and shared care) is a trend in healthcare reform. It can improve care in terms of quality, efficiency and the patient experience.

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Work closer with your mental health team to reduce GP workload

Posted on 31-Aug-2018 09:15:05

The number of patients needing help with their mental health is increasing. Closer working with mental health teams can reduce the pressure on GPs, and sharing medical records and diaries can make it easy to integrate these services.

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Identify your at risk patients for an early cancer diagnosis

Posted on 21-Aug-2018 20:30:00

Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. An early cancer diagnosis is more likely to lead to a successful outcome. If a tumour gets too large or spreads to other areas of the body, it is more difficult to treat. Cancer Research UK say that diagnosis at the earliest stage helps:

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Identify older people living with moderate and severe frailty

Posted on 14-Aug-2018 09:18:00

Frailty is common in older age, and there are strong links between frailty and the risk of dying. Older people with frailty are weaker and more delicate. They can experience sudden and dramatic changes in their health when they have an illness or injury. Reducing the risk of falls can help people to live at home, in safety, for longer.

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3 ways to work faster with appointments

Posted on 12-Aug-2018 19:40:52

Estimates suggest there are more than 380 million GP consultations each year in the UK. For a regular practice that's around 41,000 appointments. Optimising how you book appointments saves time for you and your patients. That means shorter queues at your reception desk, less time on the phone and happier patients.

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