NAO report reveals medical documents backlog has hit 374,000
A backlog of 374,000 medical documents which included more than 1,800 high priority items were not redirected as they should have been, a report has revealed.
Public Account Committee slams NHS for ‘shoddy handling’ of clinical correspondence
NHS England’s loss of clinical correspondence has been labelled “one of the biggest failures in the NHS in recent history” by the Public Accounts Committee.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt grilled on missing confidential NHS data
More than half a million pieces on NHS medical correspondents were lost for years, sparking an investigation into the potential harm to patients.
Another view: of handling letters
GP Neil Paul wants a better way to deal with the many letters that flow into a GP surgery; one that’s future proof for the coming world of federated, hub and spoke working.
Healthcare IT industry news in brief
This month’s round up includes: a new site for the NHS and SMEs on working together, a specialist e-prescribing deployment, and a tool to help pharmacists access the NHS Summary Care Record.