BMA says SCR roll-out ‘too hasty’
The BMA has criticised the roll-out of the Summary Care Record programme, claiming patients do not have enough information and that it is too hard for them to opt out.
Time savings reported on GP2GP
GP practices report that receiving records via GP2GP saves time on the first consultation and time spent summarising records, according to GP2GP benefits survey developed as part of the national SHA benefits return.
Three more early adopters for Lorenzo
E-Health Insider has identified an NHS acute trust, a primary care trust and a mental health services trust as the next adopters of Lorenzo regional care.
CSC and Fujitsu NHS contract resets continue
Negotiations to reset the local service provider contracts in the North, Midlands and East of England, plus the South of England have still not been finalised. E-Health Insider learned this week that a 6 May deadline for the completion of the contract with LSP Computer Sciences Corporation has passed unmet. Both Connecting for Health and […]
Greater Manchester extends telemedicine pilot
The Greater Manchester and Cheshire Cardiac Network has extended its pilot of a telemedicine ECG service from Broomwell HealthWatch, to ten more PCTs.
Heart check-ups by phone offered over Christmas
Over 100 GP practices in the North West of England will be offering patients heart check-ups over the phone during the Christmas holiday period. People living in Greater Manchester who experience cardiac symptoms over the holiday season will be able to go along to their local practice or walk-in centre and be tested on the […]
Slow progress on Choose and Book
Uptake of Choose and Book has made slow progress since the beginning of this year, according to latest figures from Connecting for Health. Statistics for the week ending 16 July show that England’s electronic referral and booking system is being used for almost 40% of NHS referrals for first consultant outpatient appointments, two percentage points higher […]