We've noticed your using a old browser this may cause issuse when experincing our site. We recommend updating your browser here this provides the latest browsers for you to download. This just makes sure your experince our website and all others websites in the best possible way. Close

Archive | IT & Technology RSS feed for this section

Passwords – What a collection!

As any new practice manager will soon discover, life is ruled by passwords. And obtaining a whole load of passwords to start working in a surgery can take a considerable amount of time. It’s not a five-minute job. Another problem is working remotely – say, from home – as many of the sites you might

Continue reading...

Please don’t force technology on us, Mr Hancock

Please don’t force technology on us Mr Hancock

The challenges the NHS faces have been well documented – and are not something you need reminding of in this article. Faced with these problems, and working within the many constraints the service works within, it seems that the Health Secretary Matt Hancock is determined to use technology to transform services – whether those working

Continue reading...

A better future for General Practice

A better future for General Practice

(Time to read: 4 minutes) By Ben Gowland Some things feel like they’ve been around forever. I don’t remember a time when there was no TV, but my parents assure me people used to spend evenings doing things other than sitting on the sofa and flicking through channels. Hard to imagine. But then I remember

Continue reading...

I could, if pushed, just say “enough is enough” – By Nicola Davies

I could, if pushed, just say “enough is enough” - By Nicola Davies

(Time to read: 4 minutes) By Nicola Davies I’m writing this piece in a moment of solitude and reflection. No, I haven’t gone mad before you ask. I’m just taking a breather because honestly, it feels like the whole world is against me at the moment. Probably a tad over-dramatic but you know me by

Continue reading...

Can IT get much worse? – Wales

February 7, 2018, by in EMIS, IT & Technology, Wales

2 Comments

Can IT get much worse? - Wales

In Wales we pretty much have the same problems as the rest of you.  We have GP shortages. We have ANP shortages.  We have complaints about appointments and the lack of.  We have limited resources.  We have pressures about what we prescribe.  We are told off about A&E attendance levels.  We have staff sickness.  We have hundreds of people with the flu.  We have targets.  We have QOF.

Continue reading...

GP phone screening makes more work – study

News

Getting GPs to use the phone to screen patients who want appointments does not save money and can increase workload, researchers say today. The idea of “telephone first” has been promoted by some commercial companies. A study, reported in The BMJ, has found that it increased doctor workload – although it significantly reduced the number

Continue reading...

How can GPs get the IT they need?

September 28, 2017, by in IT & Technology

0 Comments

How can GPs get the IT they need?

Dr Neil Paul, a GP in Sandbach and well-known commentator on primary care IT, says technology can help general practice to meet the pressures on it. However, he says this will take scale, funds and skills. General practice is facing two major challenges; demand and recruitment. Lots of people talk about the ageing population, and

Continue reading...
Get in the know! Keeping practice managers updated and connected.

Subscribe to our FREE weekly email newsletter: