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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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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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.
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.
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 Sandwell has set up a GP practice comparison website including information on how long it takes to get an appointment.
Harry Longman, an engineer who developed a new system to streamline GP appointment booking has been awarded the John Perry prize.
Just over half of GP practices in Scotland let patients order repeat prescriptions online or by email, a report by Reform Scotland shows.
Giving patients access to their GP records can reduce demand for traditional appointments and telephone calls to practices, a research study has suggested.
The healthcare sector must make the most of new technological advances like electronic patient records to build “networks of care” for elderly people and reduce demand on formal care providers, an independent charity has said.