Appointment booking service Zesty has been named amongst 50 of the most forward-thinking digital UK companies in 2018’s Digital Innovator’s Power List.
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Our long-standing GP columnist supports a number of GP federations; and their projects always involve IT and IG. That means they need both managers and clinicians with IT expertise, he argues.
Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust chief technology officer says that introducing a new digital booking system will save the trust the equivalent of £3.4 million a year.
Patients can now book and cancel GP appointments through a new feature launched on iPlato’s MyGP.
Thomas Meek visits a GP surgery in Romford that is trying out AskMyGP; an online access service that is trying to prevent unnecessary appointments; an idea right in line with local ‘vanguard’ work.
GPs will have to update the Summary Care Record daily and give patients online access to their SCR information under the new General Medical Services contract for England.
A web-based referral system developed by a Leicester stroke consultant has significantly improved referral times for people at risk of major stroke.
The annual GP Patient Survey has found a huge gap between patients wanting to and actually being able to book GP appointments online.
NHS Direct may offer GP appointment booking to commissioning consortia as part of its plans to work with the new bodies running primary care.
A think tank has suggested that two technology-based initiatives could be included in a raft of measures to assess the quality of access to general practice. The King’s Fund has argued that opportunity to book appointments online and to communicate with GPs and practice staff by email could be used as access indicators. In a paper […]