BMA and RCGP issue joint letter to NHS Digital over GPDPR programme
The pair have issued a joint letter to NHS Digital to express concerns about the General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) programme.
Investment in digital ‘is a building block for world class GP services’
The Royal College of GPs has called for more investment in digital technologies “to make better use of data and evidence, and to modernise GP premises”.
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Movers and shakers news round up
Digital Health looks at the latest round-up of movers and shakers in health and care, including appointments at Combined Healthcare and the RCGP.
RCGP tech manifesto calls for prioritisation of joined-up IT systems
The document recognises the potential of technology in healthcare but adds this can only be achieved once joined-up systems are in place.
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RCGP chair says GPs are not ‘technophobic dinosaurs’
Helen Stokes-Lampard said GPs are the champions of safe technology, but the sky-high costs of trying to keep up with private companies is impossible.
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Swindells says NHS’s digital best are ‘mediocre’ by international standards
The NHS has a system that has almost all the patients in the wrong place, according to NHS England’s national director for operations and information.
Movers and shakers news round-up
Movers and Shakers round-up includes movements across various industry organisations including Papworth Hospital and the Professional Record Standards Body.
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CQC cracks down on potentially unsafe online pharmacies
The CQC has cracked down on potentially unsafe online prescribers that fail to carry out adequate identity checks or to review a patient’s medical history.
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Pharmacists demand patient record access
Community pharmacists in the UK should have read and write access to full electronic records for their patients, says the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in a new campaign.
Reporter Thomas Meek runs through the latest from the world of health apps, with news of a study into their effectiveness by the American Heart Association, and the latest accreditations and launches.