The national vaccination reminder system will see text messages and digital reminders sent to families from their GP when their child’s immunisation is due.
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A mental health and wellbeing text service aimed at young people called Buzz Us has been commissioned across North Yorkshire by the NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG.
A study has revealed more than two thirds of patients questioned showed a preference for digital communications, with 68 per cent stating they would prefer to manage medical appointments online or via a smartphone.
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A telehealth text messaging system developed in Stoke has been adopted by more than 70 health and social care services across the UK.
NHS Leeds West Clinical Commissioning Group is piloting a Friends and Family Test feedback text messaging system.
GP practices are using new iPlato functionality to allow patients to automatically cancel GP appointments via their mobile phone.
Sandwell Primary Care Trust has signed a deal with iPlato to implement its patient care messaging system to remind parents to attend immunisation clinics.
GP practices are being advised to get patients’ explicit consent before communicating with them via text message. Latest advice from the Medical Defence Union warns GPs that sending text messages to patients who have not opted-in to such a service could lead to complaints. The defence body said GP practices were increasingly looking at text […]
TPP has completed the pilot of the patient self-service module of its SystmOnline software.
Patients of the Bush Doctors and Richford Gate Medical Practice in Hammersmith and Fulham Primary Care Trust will soon receive automated voice messages requesting information to update their medical record. The free service will send an automated voice message to a patient’s mobile asking them to confirm whether they smoke or not. The automated messaging […]