Primary Care and Health Tech Newsblast ep 1

January 5, 2019

Hello eGPlearners,  in this news update- covering the big stories for primary care over the past week including a really valuable resource to analysing appointment usage at the end.

 

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GP IT shake-up by Matt Hancock - GP IT Futures framework
move data to cloud so by 2024 all patients can access GP services digitally, with
practices able to offer online or video consultations.
S1 and EMIS market leaders EMIS X already announced how will others respond?

Switching providers

Outdated IT - IE 8

 

http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/news/gp-topics/it/gp-it-systems-set-for-major-overhaul-as-dhsc-launches-procurement-process/20038019.article

Boots UK acquires Wiggly-Amps
- change in delivery and better tech interface
- take on Pharmacy2u

 

https://www.thehtn.co.uk/2019/01/04/boots-uk-acquires-wiggly-amps/

Test your breath to check cancer
Pilot at Owlstone Medical practice to use Breath Biopsy to check for unstable molecules as
part of 2y trial lung cancer a likely focus but possibly others.

 

https://www.thehtn.co.uk/2019/01/03/tech-trial-hopes-to-detect-multiple-cancers/

GDPR - government rule out exempting GPs from SARs
MP Margot James feels would weaken the rights of patients
However the increase in the number of requests is fuelled by Lawyers who make a profit from fewer costs
Siginifcant workload increase- not mirrored by other organisations like gas/ banks etc
no guidance on excessive req no one wants to be the test case for ICO

 

http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/home/finance-and-practice-life-news/government-rules-out-exempting-gps-from-gdpr-subject-access-requests/20037913.article


DNA

Big story of the week possible £200m saved  1 in 20

Cost of £30 an apt  PSSRU- not paid by the individual but a cost to the system

Variety reasons, sometimes can't be helped

The overall cost to the system as a buffer sometimes it just nice- chaos and a break

 

http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/home/finance-and-practice-life-news/patients-miss-one-in-20-gp-appointments-at-a-cost-of-200m-warns-nhs-england/20038021.article

 

NHS Digital GP practice data hub - area, time to apt, which healthcare professional, apt type ie f2f/tele
https://app.powerbi.com/view?r=eyJrIjoiYzU2OTA2ODktZTIyNy00ODhmLTk1ZGEtOGVlZmRlZDNjYzY3IiwidCI6IjUwZjYwNzFmLWJiZmUtNDAxYS04ODAzLTY3Mzc0OGU2MjllMiIsImMiOjh9

 

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