Government strategy sets out to increase access to medical technology
The government has set out an ambition to accelerate access to medical technologies as part of the first ever medtech strategy published last week.
GP-on-demand service GPDQ deemed to be providing safe care by CQC
A GP-on-demand service has been deemed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to be providing a safe service in accordance with their regulations.
ZoomDoc launches crowd-funding campaign to help expand
A GP on demand service has launched a crowd-funding campaign to try and raise £500,000 so it can expand.
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A 24-hour ‘video chat app’ aiming to slash waiting times launches across London
An NHS service giving patients the option to video chat with their GPs launches in London. It promises to slash waiting times, but is met with criticism.
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Another view: of private doctor apps
Fresh from his first experience with Uber, our GP columnist is thinking about apps that give users instant access to services. Could the model used for the growing market of private GP apps be applied in the NHS? Neil Paul thinks so.
GPs get read and write records access
Clinical staff at Richmond’s new extended appointment hubs are able to read and write into patient records held in both Vision and Emis Web practice systems using Vision 360.
Another view: of handling demand
Neil Paul is not impressed with the government’s new deal for GPs. Thankfully, some people are working on better ideas for dealing with patient demand than just getting docs to work harder for no more money.
Healthwatch hosts comparison sites
Healthwatch Sandwell has set up a GP practice comparison website including information on how long it takes to get an appointment.
GP Access boss wins John Perry prize
Harry Longman, an engineer who developed a new system to streamline GP appointment booking has been awarded the John Perry prize.
Half of Scottish GPs offer online meds
Just over half of GP practices in Scotland let patients order repeat prescriptions online or by email, a report by Reform Scotland shows.