Social prescribing could lead to better health outcomes and more environmentally aware patients, according to the British Medical Association.
In his latest column for Digital Health, Neil Paul discusses whether a campaign to improve the IT knowledge in primary care is needed.
The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care announced a number of changes will be made under the GP IT Futures framework.
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NHS Digital has published a prior information notice for the new Digital Care Services framework, which will replace the outgoing GPSoC agreement.
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The future of primary care has to be ‘way more technology enabled’ according to head of general practice development at NHS England, Dr Robert Varnam.
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Clinical commissioning groups are getting an 18% increase in GP IT funding and must provide all practices with technology allowing remote access to patient records within this financial year, a new report has said.
Kim Thomas talks to Ali Parsa, the former chief executive of Circle, and leader of Babylon Health; a company with big plans to disrupt healthcare by offering services over and app and by automating them using AI.
The latest GP Systems of Choice contract required principal GP system suppliers to open up to new players. Two years on, news editor Rebecca McBeth looks at what has been achieved and what remains work in progress.
All GPs will be able to offer patients online access to their ‘detailed coded record’ by the end of the month, GP IT system suppliers have said.
GP Neil Paul has been carrying out IT health-checks for local practices; and has discovered that they need help and training to get the most out of their systems.