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Tools for Effective Communication

Posted on 11-Aug-2020 10:46:48

Communicating Better

The importance of fast, accurate and trusted communication came into sharp focus during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. From sharing patient information across a multi-disciplinary team to making rapid decisions regarding admitting a patient or referring them back to the community for outpatient care, the ability to rapidly share concise, effective and consistent information has been critical.

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Improving Patient Access in West Kent with Vision

Posted on 04-Aug-2020 13:29:24

Improving patient access to services has become a key primary care objective. Cegedim Healthcare Solutions for Federations has helped West Kent Health to improve the delivery of a number of shared services, from diabetes clinics to out of hours appointments.

Haydyn Williams, Senior Administrator, West Kent Health, says, “Using Vision Anywhere and Vision Shared Appointments West Kent Health is improving accessibility to the right services at the right time.

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Responding to the Needs of Practice Managers in Kent

Posted on 13-Sep-2019 09:55:19

Vision will be sending a team to the Kent Practice Managers Conference to talk about how Vision can support Primary Care Networks (PCNs).

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How to Get Practices Coding and Singing from the Same Hymn Sheet

Posted on 27-Jun-2019 07:20:04

You know the problem. You’ve asked all your practices to file reports but, despite having a template, they all manage to put the codes down slightly differently and create hours of work.

If you are a CCG trying to harmonise the reporting of your practices and think a digital solution isn’t possible because your surgeries are using different software systems, Vision has the answer.

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An introduction to social prescribing

Posted on 16-Oct-2018 11:56:07


The goal of social prescribing is to improve patients' health by providing them with a non-clinical intervention. Social prescribing aims to de-medicalise health conditions and support patients to take more control of their own health. It aims to treat patients - not illness.

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Open the door to infinite possibilities for integrated health

Posted on 25-Sep-2018 11:09:47

In October 2016, a set of requirements for extended access was published. This was in response to the government's mandate to NHS England: "To ensure everyone has easier and more convenient access to GP services, including appointments at evenings and weekends."

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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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Our 5 favourite apps for GPs and healthcare in the community

Posted on 12-Jul-2018 10:47:10

A recent survey by Deloitte concluded that we're addicted to our phones. We've all seen the smartphone zombies who check in on their friends and take selfies at every opportunity. Let's not forget that our phones can save us time and enrich our professional lives too. There are many apps you can use on the move, seeing patients during your working day.

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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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