eGPlearning Podblast
Register with the NHS app

Register with the NHS app

August 8, 2019

Register with the NHS app - a Walkthrough guide

 

Do you know how to register with the NHS app?
Do you know what it can do?

Watch this video to see this walkthrough guide and share with your practice if they are not using it.

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This video is sponsored by Connected Nottinghamshire

Listen in as I show you:

📲 How to download the NHS app
📲 How to use the symptom checker
📲 How to create an NHS login ID
📲 How to use the login to access the app
📲 How to register with the NHS app
📲 How to book an appointment at your practice with the NHS app
📲 How to confirm your donor preferences with the NHS app
📲 How to access your settings and more information in the NHS app.

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See here for how to register at your GP practice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9B94VJyqkA

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How to work quicker in primary care using technology

How to work quicker in primary care using technology

June 16, 2019

How to work quicker in primary care using technology - our top 10 tips.

Watch this episode recorded for the HTN Digital week on how you can work quicker in primary care using technology.

Join Andy and Gandhi of the eGPlearning Podblast team as they share their top tips on how you can work quicker in primary care. These are universal tips for all members of General practice like GPs, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists, health care workers and more

https://youtu.be/YqcLFIysofE

Tracking Time

This is important to understand which areas you may need to focus on in order to work quicker in primary care.

One tool to consider is Clockify which can easily be used to track your time. See our video which explains this tool and why it might be the best one for use in general practice.

Text expanders and autoconsulations

Each system in primary care has its own method of helping you document more information quickly. EMIS has shortcodes, Systm One has autoconsultations. If you want a tool that sits outside of the clinical system, consider a text expander like in the eGPlearning support pack.

Things to consider is hot to personalise these tools and the probity of use.

Automation and protocols

Each clinical system has ways to help you automate the work you do. SystmOne has autoconsultations and protocols, EMIS has macros, and I am sure other systems have similar.

Using these tools can significantly save you time. As SystmOne users, Andy and I use autoconsultations for streamlining work like our anticipatory medication prescriptions for end of life care. If you want access to this join the eGPlearning mailing list or a community of support like S1 FBUG or EMIS web FB user group.

Companies can offer these systems without you making your own. This can further save time but comes with a cost. See Ardens for SystmOne or for EMIS try PrimaryCareIT.

Workflow and remote working

How you manage workflow in your practice will drastically affect your workload. Look at these four points about any task:

  • Who
  • What
  • Where
  • When

You can even add why on there at times. Remember, if a task does not require a face to face encounter, can it be done remotely and hence at scale. Remote working can also help with job satisfaction. See the video below

https://youtu.be/imDiWTrn-7M

Type faster

If you want to work quicker, then typing quicker can really save you time. To help, see our episode on Keybr - an online tool that can help speed up your typing speed. A great PDP item for your appraisal and will definitely help you work quicker in primary care.

Another great tip we got from Deen Mirza in his FRAYED consultation book is to type while the patient is there. What do you think? Would you do this.

Dictation

If you really do not like typing, then dication may be the answer. Modern systems have significantly improved and learn with in built systems to refine how they interpret your voice. Modern systems like Dragon, Lexacom and Dictateit.live can really save you time as you formulate your letters, or even be used in consultations.

Messaging and meetings

Modern general practice and primary care is filled with meetings. How you manage them can significantly affect your time. So improve your communication. Andy and Gandhi both use WhatsApp to manage our partner role in practice for effective communication. Be wary not to discuss patient data, and we may see other systems like Microsoft Teams, Glip, Slack and GP Teamnet take over, but for now WhatsApp with is simplicity and mass user base can be really effective.

Webinars

Webinars can be time saving and negate some of the costs of face to face meetings like transport costs and time. A great system to use is Zoom, which we have been using as part of our PCN working, and we find it is more effective than others.

Try it here: https://bit.ly/eGPlearningZoom

File sharing:

Cloud based file sharing can really streamline your work process and help you work quicker in primary care. Many of these services are more secure than paper/un-encyrpted USB drives. Which would you consider using?

GP TeamNet: https://clarity.co.uk/teamnet/
Intradoc: http://www.intra-doc.com/
Google Drive: https://drive.google.com

Conquer information overload

While all these can help, being able to manage your information workload is something to consider. Methods like zero inbox, unified information feeds, sticking to one social media platform and keeping simplicity at heart can help.

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Digital Assistants in Healthcare - Alexa, Google Home and Siri?

Digital Assistants in Healthcare - Alexa, Google Home and Siri?

June 9, 2019

 

Digital Assistants in Healthcare - Alexa, Google Home, and Siri

 

This is our first “Super Test” episode! We put Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant through their paces as we explore the current state of Digital Assistants as Health Technology and discuss the future possibilities for the technology.

 

https://youtu.be/_haQ4vhJ7hw

 

Watch this episode on YouTube for the best experience:

 

1.50 What we have been  

 

2.05 Nikki Kanani episode

 

2.50 Standing desks for GPs

 

3.45 HTN and Digital week - How to work quicker in primary care

 

4.40 RCGP Bright Ideas

 

5.40 Digital GP fellowships - contact us

 

6.30 How we are testing them

 

8.00 We tested performance in the following areas:

 

  • Emergency Assistance
  • Finding Services
  • Accessing and Booking Services
  • Health Information
  • Health Advice/Assessment

 

How we scored for each question:

 

  • Winner = 3 points
  • Runner up = 2 points
  • Bottom of the class but gave a sensible answer = 1 point
  • Fail = 0 points
  • Safety concern = -3 points

 

If you are interested:

 

Alexa Echo: Bought at Amazon or major retailers RRP £89.99

 

Alexa Dot: Bought at Amazon or major retailers RRP £39.99

 

Google Home: Bought at Google or retailers RRP £49-89

 

Apple Siri: Available on all Apple products like the Apple Watch or iPad.

 

Emergency Assistance

 

  Amazon Alexa Apple Siri Google Home
08.30 Call me an Ambulance 2 3 0
11.15 Tell me how to do CPR 0 2 3
14.45 How to treat a nose bleed 2 1 3
17.50 What do I do if someone swallows bleach? 0 3 -3!!

 

12.15 Explaining what Alexa Skills are.

 

20.45 Note - Apple switched the search engine behind Siri back to Google from Microsoft Bing on 25/9/17

 

Finding Services

 

  Amaxon Alexa Apple Siri Google Home
22.10 Where is my nearest A&E? Can you send me directions? 0 0 3
26.15 I think I have a sexually transmitted infection? 0 1 3

 

Accessing and Booking Services

 

  Amazon Alexa Apple Siri Google Home
30.00 Book me an appointment at my GP? 0 0 0

 

https://youtu.be/D5VN56jQMWM

 

Health Information

 

  Amazon Alexa Apple Siri Google Home
37.20 Tell me about simvastatin? 2 0 0
… Common side effects? 0 0 3

 

Health Advice/Assessment

 

  Amazon Alexa Apple Siri Google Home
42.00 I have a headache… what should I do? 1 0 1
48.25 Open Headspace - no winner 3 3 3

 

43.15 Doctor Alex Alexa Skill -

 

47.20 What could happen if others try to develop skills like Babylon Health or Ada Health?

 

Special mention to some other Amazon Alexa skills

 

  • Headspace
  • Bodycoach
  • First aid by British Red Cross - Alexa, ask first aid how to look after someone with a seizure

 

50.40 Summary impressions

 

52.30 Considerations

 

Security of data and use.

 

55.10 Regulation

 

55.30 Check out ORCHA

 

Final Score Cards:

 

Winner: Google Assistant - 16 points

 

Impressive and surprised us in places.

 

The Good

 

  • Generally the best at recognising our questions.
  • Good to see sources of information are mostly provided and tended to be recognised and reputable.
  • The ability to ask a follow on questions which are processed within the context of the previous question was very useful and made interactions feel more conversational. We can ask about a drug and then follow up with a question about side effects.
  • Good integration with phone. Could send directions to A&E department to phone.
  • Supports voice interface for third-party apps such as Headspace.

 

The Bad

 

  • Sometimes tried to do more than it could do safely
  • Concerns about privacy and data security. Will Google sell us headache remedies - is health data identified as a more sensitive category? Would we want adverts for sexually transmitted infection clinics nearby?

 

 

 

Runner up: Siri - 13 Points

 

After adding up the points after the show, Siri actual came second...

 

The Good

 

  • Best to summon help in an emergency - direct link with phone
  • Primarily serving up web search results - but this is often useful.
  • Available in many form factors; HomePod, iPhone, Apple Watch, AirPod earphones.
  • Didn’t try to do more than it could do safely
  • Apple sacrificing performance for greater privacy

 

The Bad

 

  • Behind in terms of voice and question recognition
  • Apple sacrificing performance for greater privacy

 

 

 

“Second runner up”: Amazon Alexa - 4 points

 

The Good

 

  • Was able to find useful information and often provided the source
  • Lots of potential for Alexa Skills and their simple development environment.

 

The Bad

 

  • Privacy concerns
  • Ease of production of Alexa skills may lead to large numbers of poor quality or unsafe skills Safety
  • Single trigger word leads to unintentional, and annoying, accidental activations.

 

Final thoughts.

 

57.15 What we think of Alexa and Google. What does Siri do well and why?

 

59.00 Activation issues - is one word better than two?

 

 

 

Potential for Digital Assistants and health in the future

 

  • Digital assistants acting as translators (where human translator not available)? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5bA12koB-g
  • Digital assistants providing triage of symptoms and providing signposting to self-care and alternative sources of care.
  • Linking-in to pharmacy sales could enable a business model for triage (1.06.00)
  • Helping patients find and navigate health services along their patient journey
  • Monitoring of long term health conditions and vulnerable individuals such as dementia sufferers (1.07.15)

 

1.08.10 - An opportunity to join us for future episodes???

 

Thanks for listening!

 

How to get your CCT

How to get your CCT

May 23, 2019

How to get your CCT - as a GP with RCGP First5 lead Jodie Blackadder-Weinstein

Watch this video if you want to know all the steps and processes you need to follow to get your CCT - with current RCGP First5 lead - Jodie Blackadder-Weinstein

In this video, we cover sorting out your GMC allocations, ARCP, what an outcome 6 is, performer list issues, indemnity, and networks after finishing including supporting organisations.

This is a must see video if you are about to become a newly qualified GP.

CCTing… What you need to know and do.

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GMC

You should get an email from the GMC approx. 3-6 months before you are due to CCT inviting you to make sure all your details are up to date, including your email address. Check it!

Once your final ARCP is completed and you get an Outcome 6, you will be contacted by RCGP/or via eportfolio to click ‘apply for CCT’ and you will be guided through the process. Remember you need to pay your fee to the GMC to be added to the GP register (£399, currently being reviewed)
https://www.gmc-uk.org/registration-and-licensing/managing-your-registration/fees-and-funding

Performers list

Make sure you are on the performers list and clarify your region’s requirements to update the record from ‘registrar’ to ‘GP salaried/partner/locum etc’. If you are moving areas, there are notification forms on the website.
https://www.performer.england.nhs.uk/

Indemnity

Make sure you update your indemnity provider with your changing work details (with dates) and continue to do so.

Pensions and Financial Advice

Consider your finances, and what and how you are earning will likely change on CCTing. Ask around for accountants and financial advisors that colleagues use, and consider income protection.
Watch our video on Money advice for GP locums, salaried and partners - https://youtu.be/XhCE8xZlFmI

Networks

Get in touch with your local First5 network. Almost every faculty is holding an AiT/First5 ‘Life after VTS’ and ‘Welcome to the faculty’ event over the next 12 months, currently available dates here:
https://www.rcgp.org.uk/learning/events-search-results.aspx?k=first5
Find out who your reps are here:
https://www.rcgp.org.uk/first5
Find out about and get involved in your local medical committee here:
https://www.bma.org.uk/about-us/how-we-work/local-representation/local-medical-committees/lmcs-in-england

Need some support?

CCTing is a time of change and can be overwhelming. You are not on your own. A list of support and wellbeing facilities can be found here:
https://www.rcgp.org.uk/training-exams/practice/gp-wellbeing/wellbeing-help.aspx

What is ORCHA?

What is ORCHA?

April 11, 2019

Hear about ORCHA (Organisation for Review of Care and Health Apps) from Liz Ashall-Payne its CEO and winner of Most Influential Technology CEO of the Year 2019 and an offer to use for free below!!!!!

Hear about how ORCHA was created, how it is like the BNF of apps and how you can use it for patient care, PLUS a special offer for interested clinicians.

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Andy and Gandhi speak with Liz Ashall-Payne, the innovative CEO leading ORCHA into tackling digital health application use and providing validity and safety to a growing area of healthcare.

We talk about her journey, what ORCHA is and how they review apps. We talk about the review and prescribing process, how you can use it as a clinician in primary care, and more.

Finally, we finish with a special offer for all clinicians who want to use ORCHA for free...

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Money advice for GP locums, partners and practices

Money advice for GP locums, partners and practices

March 14, 2019

Watch this video to learn all the important financial and money advice tips when you work as a GP locum, partner, salaried, portfolio doctor and even as a GP practice.

Useful for anyone in primary care including covering IR35, new tax, pension (including NHS pension) and tech tool tips and more.

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02.10 Claim back exam fees
04.00 Register as self-employed especially as a locum or partner
05.58 Designated business account - how and why.
07.37 Register with an accountant. Consider : Folman & Co http://folmanandco.co.uk/
08.54 Should you use the practice accountant or not?
11.00 Pensions!!! A brief explanation of this complicated area.
14.35 Submitting pension payment forms and the Capita amnesty on this…
16.00 GPSurvival signposting as a guide to sort out your pension access - https://membership.generalpracticesurvival.co.uk/
17.20 What can I claim my tax back for?
20.30 Can you claim tax back for your home use?
22.00 Insurance claims and others…?
23.35 Making tax digital
24.30 Accountancy software like Xero and Quickbooks - what you should consider using as a practice or as a locum
28.30 What is IR35 and how does it affect you as a GP?
30.25 Working as a limited company as a GP.
32.20 Contact Jenny Folman at either www.folmanandco.co.uk or folmanandco@gmail.com.

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Social Media Guidance for clincians

Social Media Guidance for clincians

March 1, 2019

Welcome to this session on social media guidance for clinicians by Andy and Gandhi of eGPlearning Podblast in conjunction with HTN digital week. They explore the various platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others, and how to use them, including relevant aspects for UK based clinicians to understand when using social media.

This is recorded as part of the HTN Digital week.

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HTN: https://www.thehtn.co.uk/

Social media guidance for clinicians

Working knowledge of key social media platforms to include Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Whatsapp + others. How to use these platforms for education and CPD

Understand the implications of using these platforms as a GP

The do and do not rules of social media including guidance.

Our hints and tips to make it all manageable

Other sessions in this series https://bit.ly/egplearninghtn5gpapps https://bit.ly/egplearninghtncpd

Facebook groups: See the blog post: https://egplearning.co.uk/ramblings/f... for a full list of useful GP and primary care groups.

Twitter: Dr Gandalf’s UK Primary care list: Feed: https://twitter.com/drgandalf52/lists... Members: https://twitter.com/drgandalf52/lists...

Social media guidance playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYAbk...

Link to wecommunities: http://www.wecommunities.org/

GP Journal Club: https://twitter.com/gpjournalclub

YouTube eGPlearning: http://bit.ly/eGPlearningYTsubscribe

Arora Meded: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqkW...

Social media guidance: GMC: https://www.gmc-uk.org/ethical-guidan...

BMA: https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employm...

RCGP:https://www.rcgp.org.uk/social-media

SCRIBE: https://egplearning.co.uk/uncategoriz...

Multi-use tools: Loomly: https://www.loomly.com/free-trial/c3e...

Buffer: https://buffer.com/

Tweetdeck: https://tweetdeck.twitter.com/

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Contact Gandhi: https://linktr.ee/drgandalf52

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Tech to enhance CPD collection

Tech to enhance CPD collection

February 8, 2019

Watch Andy and Gandhi discuss how to use technology to enhance your collection of CPD (CME) for your appraisal and revalidation.

They explore useful resources and tools that can help make the collection of continuous professional development units easy and effective, including their own hints and tips.

This is recorded as part of the HTN Digital week.

 

 

Contact Andy: https://twitter.com/drawfoster

Contact Gandhi: https://linktr.ee/drgandalf52

HTN: https://www.thehtn.co.uk/

A brief summary of hardware and system options to enhance your CPD collection.

A comprehensive list and guide of clinical resources

How to create systems using the above resources to enhance your CPD collection.

A summary of advanced methods to help automate and share your learning experience.

Our hints and tips to make it all manageable

Other sessions in this series
https://bit.ly/egplearninghtn5gpapps
https://bit.ly/egplearninghtnsocialmedia

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Bullet Journal:
https://bulletjournal.com/

Dingbats book
https://amzn.to/2S4CjcW

Frixion pen
https://amzn.to/2Dwz1Hm
Rocketbook Wave:
https://amzn.to/2CQyQVZ

Clarity Appraisal toolkit walkthrough
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDHESyQxzWY
Evernote:
https://bit.ly/eGPlearningEvernote

 

 

News Now RSS feed
https://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/UK/Health/Health+Practitioners/GPs?type=ts

eGPlearning Resources page: https://egplearning.co.uk/resources/
eGPlearning elearning page: https://egplearning.co.uk/learning/elearning/

Podcasts
eGPlearning Podblast: https://egplearning.podbean.com/
eGPlearning Podblast iTunes: https://bit.ly/eGPlearningiTunes
2 GPs in a pod: https://www.2gpsinapod.co.uk/
The General Practice Podcast: https://ockham.healthcare/podcast-index/
RCGP podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/essential-knowledge-updates-podcasts/id530495944?mt=2
InnovAiT: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/sage-general-practice/id871122209?mt=2
BMJ: https://www.bmj.com/archive/podcasts
Inside Health: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b019dl1b
On The Pods: https://onthewards.org/onthepods/
The Good GP: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/the-good-gp/id1212751478?mt=2
PriMed: https://primarymedicinepodcast.com/
DTB: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/dtb-podcast/id307773309?mt=2
Best science : https://therapeuticseducation.org/bs-medicine-podcast
NASGP: https://www.nasgp.org.uk/subscribe-to-podcast/

 

Apps
TipThursday: https://bit.ly/TipThursdayYT
Camscanner: https://www.camscanner.com/r1?131514295
Dropbox: https://db.tt/mfbDismT
ORCHA: https://www.orcha.co.uk/

Dictation services:
Dragon: https://www.nuance.com/en-gb/healthcare/medical-transcription/solutions.html
Dictate.it Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epVjIiOmQTM
Speechnotes: https://speechnotes.co/

IFTTT: https://ifttt.com/discover
Zapier: https://zapier.com/

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Are video consultations the future of primary care?

Are video consultations the future of primary care?

November 30, 2018

eGPLearning Podblast Video Consultations Nov 2018

 

Welcome & Thanks to our sponsor

  • HTN - Health Tech Newspaper, an innovative daily news and opinion website for the health tech network. www.thehtn.co.uk
  • Recently had their HTN awards and sign up for the HTN week (£32 for the whole week) but we are on the afternoon of Thursday Jan 24th afternoon - sign up here: https://www.thehtn.co.uk/2018/11/18/pre-order-htn-digital-week-magazine/
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Welcome to those watching us on youtube...

We are trying something new we are recording a behind the scenes video as special content for our youtube followers.

 

Thanks for your feedback and retweets...

@Jaycemelody

@SonaliKinra

@thehealth1tech

@NCGPANotts

@NottsLMC

@somedocs doctors on social media group - retweeted us- thanks

@annalise2406 - great feedback re the app and iplato

@orcha - app review organisation connected with NHS App Library - kindly retweeted us

@NikkiKF - acting Director of Primary care for NHS England

 

What have we been doing?

 

Today main Topic is Video Consultations…

 

Remember listeners - we are not experts, these are just our opinions

 

Is there demand?

  • Venture capital and investors are putting money behind it so there is believe in the technology and concept from investors.
  • @UNHS_Cripps Have experimented with
  • @MattHancock (Health Secretary) is a GP at Hand patient and advocate of technology and is behind the concept.

 

But what problem are we solving?

  • Low capacity or convenience?
  • Probably more for patient convenience than increase capacity - but maybe if replaces home visits?...

 

What happens in a typical video consultation?

Gandhi describes his experience of working with Babylon Health @babylonhealth

 

Discussion of video consultation business models…

Babylon / GP at Hand, LIVI, QDoctor, Push doctor, NOW Healthcare, GPDQ, Zoomdoc (listen to our interview with founder Kenny Livingstone )

 

 

What problems do we see with video consultations?

  • Reduced continuity?
  • Overprescribing of antibiotics? (but discussed later)
  • Do video consultations drive an increase in demand? Does making it easier to speak to the GP make people more likely to feel the need to contact their GP?
  • Destabilising traditional General Practice Partnership business model?
  • Destabilising the Primary Care workforce - pulling GPs that might otherwise work at practices into the “private” sector.

 

Potential positives of video consultations?

  • Does patient spend in the private sector taking pressure off NHS?
  • Some patients may self-select away from NHS services to private video providers, leaving NHS to meet needs.
  • More options and convenience for patients.
  • Options for using as part of innovative systems - perhaps true power comes when part of a system including eTriage, remote monitoring, video consult and face to face?

 

How can surgeries prepare for video consultations?

Work together with federations, neighbours. Benefits likely to come from handling patients at scale.

 

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