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:
Traditional primary care services are reactive. A patient feels unwell or experiences symptoms that cause them to visit their GP. During the patient consultation, the GP may make a diagnosis, request tests or refer to a specialist. We accept this approach to healthcare, but with the pressures facing the NHS, we should be looking for alternatives.
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:
- more efficient use of GP time
- 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.
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.