GP pilot sites to test the next stage of electronic prescriptions are imminent. How will the changes affect GP practices?
How to stay on top of email without allowing it to take over your working life.
There are several benefits of providing online access to records, but how can practices increase uptake among their patients?
Medeconomics explains the national data opt out and provides details of resources for practices.
As part of the 2018/19 GP contract it is a contractual requirement for practices to use the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS) for all referrals to first consultant-led outpatient appointments from October 2018.
Medeconomics provides a summary of recent guidance, with links to useful resources.
Dr Rachel Birch from Medical Protection outlines the principle of accountability and the action practices should take in the event of a data breach.
Advice on providing patients with online access to their records, by MDU medico-legal adviser Dr Carol Chu.
From 25 May 2018 practices will be subject to new data protection regulations. Medeconomics provides an overview of the legislation.
Every GP practice in England will be contractually required to meet new data security standards by April 2018.
NHS England has launched a series of practical guides to support people with sight loss, hearing loss, autism or learning disabilities to use online GP services.
A guide to what practices need to include when completing the Information Governance Toolkit each year.
Marc Schmid explains what is involved with setting up video consultations in GP practices. The article includes a downloadable practice protocol and patient information leaflet.
Three case studies highlight how practices are using video consultations to improve patient care and deliver cost savings.
This practice protocol can be downloaded and adapted for use in your practice. It covers organisation and set-up, patient inclusion and exclusion criteria, advice on conducting online consultations and a consultation checklist
This patient information leaflet and consent form can be downloaded and adapted for use in your practice. It addresses concerns about security plus the benefits and risks of video consultations.
While online and video consultations may save time, it is important to be aware of the medico-legal risks, writes the MDU's Dr Sharmala Moodley.