A CCG has allocated all but £3.3m of its £658m budget - 0.5% - for this financial year with nine months still remaining, sparking fears that it may not be able to fund practices to provide extra services.
Oxfordshire CCG said that it has allocated the £654.7m on planned acute, community and health services as increases in the cost of emergency care had put it under pressure. Its chair insisted the CCG will not run out of money.
However, local GP leaders warned the lack of remaining budget would adversely affect GPs.
This week HSJ is starting a conversation that will draw on the expertise of our readers. We are inviting you to join the conversation by answering this question: What are the behaviour and process changes you believe are needed for the NHS to deliver consistent, financially sustainable 24/7 working?
The first exchange of clinical information between TPP’s SystmOne and Emis Web is being piloted in London next month.
The pilot uses the Medical Interoperability Gateway - a secure gateway to exchange clinical data, which meets the NHS Interoperability Toolkit and HL7 interoperability standards.
The MIG was developed by Healthcare Gateway, a joint venture between GP system suppliers Emis and INPS. TPP announced that it would integrate with the MIG in January.
The Department of Health has tendered for a new GP Systems of Choice framework worth up to £1.2 billion over two years.
GPSoC is a framework contract which funds GP IT systems for more than 80% of practices in England.
The framework expired in March, but an extension has been agreed until a new contract is in place, which is expected to be by end of this year.
The tender is split into three lots.
The first, ‘GP clinical IT systems and subsidiary modules’, will be centrally funded and is worth between £300m – £770m.
New videos added and existing ones updated. We have also added a range of handouts and crib sheets to the Community area. New TPP SystmOne GP eLearning videos coming soon...
Current list of videos are as follows (remember you can request eLearning videos from us):-
Clinical Data Entry
Appointments and Visits
Creating your own Reports and Searches
Joining Clinical Reports
Creating advanced reports and searching for numeric entries
Super Users/System Administrators
EMIS and TPP are working on a data-sharing agreement to allow clinicians to see information held in each other’s systems.
GPOnline today reports that a new scheme in Worcestershire which sees GPs working in hours with 999 teams has cut hospital admissions by a whopping 75%, saving the trust thousands of pounds.
The scheme runs in partnership with three CGGs and aims to treat patients in their own homes, saving £2000 per admission.
This has seen an increase to 86% from 37% of patients receiving this type of care.
Choose and Book live across the entire NHS by 2015 – are we finally to get a paperless referral process?
The NHS Commissioning Board has today announced that there will be a completely paperless referrals system in place by 2015 – good news for Choose and Book fans and community services going through AQP.
In October, Tim Kelsey said that there would be no more “referral letters or lost records because we won’t have paper anymore in the health service”, a comment that was at first misquoted by some news websites.
It is very straightforward to create your own links to websites in TPP SystmOne to enable you to quickly access information outside of SystmOne in just a couple of clicks.
1. Log in to SystmOne in the usual manner and click the Clinical Tools menu > Bookmarks > Configure.
2. Click the Bookmark URL button in the top-left corner.
3. Enter the details of the bookmark as in the image below. Ensure the URL is typed in exactly (in this example, including the .asp at the end) or the link will not work. Type (without quotes) "www.patient.co.uk/pils.asp".