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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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Why shared patient records underpin the new Scottish GMS contract

Posted on 19-Jun-2018 15:36:45

The new models of care in Scotland introduce collaborative care and multidisciplinary teams. A more extensive range of healthcare professionals will assess and treat patients. For safe and effective care, the whole team must use one set of electronic medical records.

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Reimagining general practice. A quick start technology guide.

Posted on 08-Jun-2018 11:30:51

We're heading towards a perfect storm. We're living longer, which means more of us live with at least one long-term condition. We're putting more demand on NHS services, but the NHS is under increasing pressure, and there is a shortage of GPs. The situation is not sustainable. Something has to change, and we must reimagine general practice.

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GDPR explained: patient consent and the healthcare context

Posted on 05-Jun-2018 14:59:08

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25 May 2018. It offers protection and transparency around how organisations use personal data. How does this work within the context of healthcare? Do you need patient consent before you share medical records?

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Use Vision Anywhere during all patient consultations, everywhere

Posted on 18-May-2018 13:46:51

This summer we'll celebrate Vision Anywhere's third birthday. It started out as a groundbreaking solution for mobile access to patient records. For the first time, GPs could work with patient records on their phone or tablet during home visits.

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Afraid of GDPR? Where can GP practices get help on the new law?

Posted on 10-May-2018 10:46:08

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25th May. It has significant changes to the Data Protection Act it replaces.

GP practices handle some of the most sensitive personal data. Your patients expect you to look after their medical information. The new legislation is complicated, so we're not able to offer you legal advice on GDPR. To save you time, here's a list of relevant resources that will help you understand the changes.

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3 ways IT can help you embrace the new models of care

Posted on 12-Mar-2018 17:21:17

The NHS is changing. It has to if it is to offer sustainable care in the future. New models of care are emerging to meet our evolving healthcare needs:

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How rural Letham has improved access to healthcare services

Posted on 07-Mar-2018 16:16:51

Letham is a beautiful village in the heart of Angus, on the East coast of Scotland. It is a popular place to retire to, and almost 30% of the 3,100 people living there are over 66 years of age.

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Collaborative healthcare services. A secret worth sharing.

Posted on 10-Nov-2017 11:05:31

Most GP practices collaborate with local practices and other healthcare service providers. Sharing patient records can enhance or even enable collaborative healthcare services. We're talking about sharing the most sensitive personal information. How do you make sure you're only sharing what you need to, and only with the people who need to see it?

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