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End to XP in practice data security drive

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New rules are to be introduced about sharing patient data for research purposes as part of a cyber-security crackdown, it was announced yesterday. The move is among a raft of measures announced as the government rushed out proposals following the WannaCry cyber-attack on the NHS last month – and a series of previously shelved reports

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Infection control for your computers: Protecting against cyber crime

Infection control for your computers: Protecting against cyber crime

The global cyber security threat is growing, and one which could affect any organisation that does not have appropriate defences. For example, the first half of 2016 saw an almost threefold increase in ransomware variants compared to the whole of 2015, according to the National Cyber security Centre (NCSC), while 2017 has been awash with incidents, including the massive

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The cyber attack

The cyber attack

By Nicola Davies A lot has happened since I last put pen to paper. Fairly significantly I got married, just waiting now for the ball and chain to be soldered on, but otherwise he’s lovely, but, more recently, (and a much larger issue) was the ‘cyber’ attack! Many of us had problems last week with computers

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Are receptionists virtually disappearing?

Are receptionists virtually disappearing

There’s a lot of discussion lately about streaming services and becoming more modern.  Most practices have taken on the ability to text patients and have a snazzy website, many offer online appointments and some also orgnaise virtual patient participant groups. There is also now software around that almost removes the receptionist altogether when it comes

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GP call for IT cash for on-line targets

GP call for IT cash for on-line targets

GP leaders are pressing for greater investment in practice IT to meet government targets for patients moving on-line. The government has made improving on-line access to GPs a priority – and says that 10% of patients should be using internet-based services by next year. But Royal College of GPs chair Dr Maureen Baker warned this

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Stressed by your computer – PM Polly

March 22, 2016, by in Funny, IT & Technology, Stress

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IT – it stands for Information Technology you know?  For me IT also stands for I and then also Temper.  This is because I lose my Temper quite a lot with IT. The clinical system is fab – when it works.  An example of how my temper tantrum boils up like a teenager who has

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Practice website improvement checklist

Does your practice website make sense

Do your patients get the right message when they visit your website? Does the information on your Home page help rather than hinder? What is the difference between practice news, a newsletter and an important announcement? Read on for some simple, non-technical advice on making your website make sense.. Keep a tidy Home page There

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