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.
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.
Kidney Research UK has reported some alarming statistics about chronic kidney disease (CKD)1:
- between 2005 and 2015 there was a 31.7% global increase in the number of people dying from CKD
- the burden of the disease increased by 19.6%
- 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.
Be confident that ongoing prescriptions for high risk drugs issued in your community are safe.
We have been working closely with Greenwich CCG and they have achieved some great results which we wanted to share with you.
In 2014, Greenwich had the highest rate of years of life lost due to avoidable death in South East London. The CCG was aware, that compared to the national average, recorded prevalence rates for four key long term conditions were low across the area, meaning that there was a sizable group of local residents that were potentially undiagnosed and untreated.
We have regular and frequent contact with many people at NHS Digital but busy diaries mean there isn't much time for them to actually see Vision. So last Thursday we visited their headquarters in Leeds to host a drop-in Vision day, giving everyone at NHS Digital an opportunity to see how innovation and interoperability are integral to the new Vision solutions.
During the recent Health and Care Innovation Expo, Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt said that the digitisation of patient care, along with interoperability between healthcare IT systems, is critically important for the NHS to address the challenges it faces: