GP Access boss wins John Perry prize
Harry Longman, an engineer who developed a new system to streamline GP appointment booking has been awarded the John Perry prize.
Patients need ‘control panel’ for data
The rise of big data cannot be stopped so patients must be able to make “fine-grained” decisions about how their clinical information is shared and used, a GP has argued.
Data concerns must be addressed – PHCSG
Secondary use of data could be blocked nationally if the NHS fails to ensure patient data is used with proper governance, the British Computer Society’s Primary Health Care Specialist Group has warned.
PHCSG warns on secondary data use
Guidance on the use of patient data for secondary purposes has been published by the British Computer Society’s Primary Healthcare Specialist Group, following concern that patient confidentiality and privacy is being threatened.
London group wins John Perry prize
The Clinical Effectiveness Group has been awarded this year’s John Perry prize at the British Computer Society’s Primary Healthcare Specialist Group annual conference. The group covers 145 GP practices in some of the most deprived areas of London and provides training to GP practices in data quality, production of clinical guidelines, collection, analysis and feedback of […]
GP plans nursing home access to records
A GP is to explore giving nursing home staff electronic access to patient records in a move he claims could save the NHS millions of pounds. Dr Amir Hannan, a GP in Hyde Cheshire who has pioneered patient access to records, has launched a project to enable a local nursing home to access patient records, […]
CfH issues new SCR data quality guide
NHS Connecting for Health has issued new guidance on the data quality standards GP practices are expected to meet before data is uploaded to create Summary Care Records. The interim guidance follows the ending of the IM&T Directed Enhanced Service (DES) in March 2009, which had set the data quality standards practices had to meet before […]
Safety focus at BCSPHSG conference
Patient safety when using interoperable systems and sharing data will come under the spotlight at the British Computer Society’s Primary Health Care Specialist’s Group summer conference later this month. Speakers from NHS Connecting for Health will seek to outline how patient safety is being addressed across the National Programme for IT and there will also […]
Conference to focus on patient-controlled records
Patient controlled records will be the focus of the British Computer Society’s Primary Health Care Specialist Group annual conference next week. The PHCSG says the idea that a patient’s health record should be held by a trusted third party, chosen by the patient and then shared with those care providers with whom the patient chooses […]
Ewan Davis looks at the issues that next month’s BCS Primary Health Care Specialist Group annual conference will be covering.