Our GP columnist has been reviewing the 2019/20 GP contract document. And while there’s lots of talk of digital, Neil Paul is not quite convinced it’s enough to constitute a real change.
The current penchant for GP networks is in many ways understandable, says our GP columnist Neil Paul. But is the IT keeping up? No.
In his last column of 2018, our GP columnist, Neil Paul, looks back at what his GP federation as achieved throughout the year.
It must be conference season: Neil Paul has attended three separate meetings in almost as many weeks. As our GP columnist reflects on each – the EMIS National User Group, a panel on entrepreneurship in healthcare IT, and a BCS Primary Health Care Specialist Group meeting – he sees causes for both optimism and concern.
In general practice, staff use electronic patient records every day. So, our GP columnist wonders, why don’t we add creating a standard training programme or competency framework to our to do lists?
Our GP columnist looks at few instances where his acquaintances or patients had to deal with NHS 111 and wonders if the solution lies in ‘playing with data’ to derive interesting insight.
When our GP columnist Neil Paul turns his mind to NHS finances, his attention quickly turns to medicines and the cash wasted by people just not taking them. Could a smart device make a difference?
This month, our GP columnist is musing on the rise of artificial intelligence. Could it replace him and his colleagues? Not imminently, Dr Neil Paul reckons – but he can see ways in which it could already help him do a better and more efficient job.
Digital Health readers wanted to know how trusts had really got on with high-profile deployments in 2016; while communicating with patients, consent and blockchain were the subjects on the minds of columnists.
Dr Neil Paul has a few gadgets that he’d like to find under his Christmas tree. Starting with some iPhone extensions and moving onto drones, driverless cars, and AI friends to help his frail, elderly patients. Come on, Santa!