Every new member of staff you employ in your organisation should not only know how to use your clinical system, but how you use your clinical system. As software from our big suppliers such as TPP, EMIS, iSOFT and In Practice Systems become more and more customisable, each organisation will use their system in a slightly different way.
We have compiled a handy guide broken down by job type for you to train your new staff to ensure they are using it in the correct manner.
Managing Patient Consent for Adding Additional Information to the Summary Care Record in TPP SystmOne
NHS patients will be able to access their own personal health records online by 2015, the government has announced.
Pulse reveals that there could be as many as 2.5 million ghost patients on GP's lists and that ministers are about to launch an unprecedented cleansing drive to remove them, stripping up to £30,000 of funding from an average practice.
Dr Laurence Buckman raised concerns that some CCGs are not holding democratic elections to appoint members to the board with sessional GPs often excluded from electoral processes.
He said in some areas CCGs appear to be ‘dominated’ by small numbers of practices who ‘have a lot of control over who gets in’. PCT clusters are also ‘engineering’ who is on the CCG boards in some areas, he added.
"An increasing proportion of GP referrals are being screened by referral management centres, with some areas seeing a raft of complaints from patients and serious untoward incidents. Other GPs are facing a ban on locum referrals, or being limited to as few as four referrals a week."
Here at Pricare, we are committed to supporting this campaign. Head on over to Pulse's website to voice your concerns and to sign their petition.
We know that summarising in SystmOne can be a time consuming experience. Entering read codes, family history, significant medical past, vaccinations, cytology and everything else you need to remember takes time.
Health trusts are to be banned from rationing NHS operations and imposing minimum waiting times to cut costs, the Heath Secretary, Andrew Lansley, will announce today.
Last week I spotted three news reports about the NHS which, when considered together, provide a damning critique of the Government’s current agenda for the health service.