The contract means up to 1.6 million patients across 242 surgeries will have access to a digital symptom checker and an online appointment system.
Arvind Madan, NHS England’s director of primary care, admitted posting anonymous comments on the website of GP magazine Pulse.
The solution from Docman will streamline the service’s document transfer and ensure that Q Doctor can send consultation summaries to GPs within 48 hours.
The company, which will become part of Clanwilliam’s NHS division, provides predictive analytics technology to every GP practice in Wales to help doctors predict when specific patients are at risk of developing chronic diseases.
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PhotoSAF Sharing has been designed to give doctors the ability to take high quality images and share them quickly with specialists.
Branded as Ask NHS GP, the app allows patients to check their symptoms via voice and text input, obtain self-care advice and book or cancel an appointment.
Insurer Aviva has announced it is collaborating with Now Healthcare Group (NHG) to create a digital doctor service which allows customers to book video consultations with a GP.
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April’s industry news in brief features YouGov research which suggests UK adults are open to using new health technology. We also feature the news that Mictrotest has officially signed a contract with NHS Wales Informatics Service to be one of two suppliers for GP clinical IT systems in the country.
Chants of ‘GP at Hand should be banned’ could be heard in east London as a group of patients, GPs and NHS staff protested against the service.
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