Informatics

Patient Online

New guidance to support GP practices in providing online access for patients has been launched by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). Patient Online: a Roadmap covers transactional services such as the booking and cancelling of GP appointments and … Read more → – Patient Online

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Extension of the Information Commissioner’s powers to issue assessment notices

On 25 March 2013 the Ministry of Justice will publish a consultation paper on its website proposing to extend the powers of the Information Commissioner to carry out compulsory assessments of NHS bodies’ compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 … Read more → – Extension of the Information Commissioner’s powers to issue assessment notices

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GP IT services

Following the publication last month of the operating model for GP IT services, work is now taking place with clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to agree GP IT budgets. Securing Excellence in GP IT Services described how responsibility for operational management … Read more → – GP IT services

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Jeremy Hunt challenges NHS to go paperless by 2018

The NHS should go paperless by 2018 to save billions, improve services and help meet the challenges of an ageing population, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said. In a speech to the Policy Exchange, the Health Secretary said patients should … Read more → – Jeremy Hunt challenges NHS to go paperless by 2018

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New guidance to bring confidence and reassurance to patients

Following last year’s commitment from the Government to enable patients to view their own GP records online by 2015, new guidance is now available to help people gain an understanding of their electronic health and care records and how to … Read more → – New guidance to bring confidence and reassurance to patients

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