Informatics

Paperless podiatry service in North London

In January this year Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said the NHS should go paperless by 2018 to save billions of pounds, improve services and help meet the challenges of an ageing population. Last month he led a panel discussion on … Read more → – Paperless podiatry service in North London

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AHP Referral to Treatment Data, flows go live on April 1

The first mandated referral to treatment (RTT) data for AHPs will start to flow from 1 April 2013. This follows the publication of the CDS v6.2 Information Standards Notice last September, which includes AHP information.  While dietetics was originally omitted … Read more → – AHP Referral to Treatment Data, flows go live on April 1

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Informatics – at the heart of change

Paul Hitchcock, Director of the Allied Health Professions Federation, explains how informatics are at the heart of the new system. We are entering a new health and social care environment. From April 2013 when the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) take … Read more → – Informatics – at the heart of change

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Summary Care Record

The Summary Care Record (SCR) is being introduced for patients across England to improve the safety and quality of patient care. The SCR is designed to provide key clinical information to support urgent or emergency care for a patient when … Read more → – Summary Care Record

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Patient safety and understanding informatics

By Chris Austin, research and development officer, College of Occupational Therapists and member of the National Allied Health Professionals Informatics Strategic Taskforce My role at the College of Occupational Therapists means that I need to understand emerging developments in informatics … Read more → – Patient safety and understanding informatics

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