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.
From next May practices will be subject to new data protection regulation. Medeconomics provides an overview of the legislation.
A guide to what practices need to include when completing the Information Governance Toolkit each year.
ICO senior policy officer Andrew Rose shared advice on how practices can meet data protection challenges at this year's Practice Managers Association conference.
The RCGP and NHS Digital have issued guidance to help practices affected by the cyber attack that shut down NHS services across the country.
In a report on data security in the NHS, the CQC has identified good practice across a number of key areas. Medeconomics summarises the regulator's findings.
Two major reports suggest changes to the way that NHS organisations handle patient data. Medeconomics explains what this means for practices.
Practices are contractually required to provide patients with access to their coded information in their patient record online. Fionnuala O'Donnell explains how practices can do this and provides links to useful resources.
The General Practice Forward View sets out big plans for investment in IT in general practice, including a £45m programme to support the uptake of online consultation systems.
Under the GMS contract arrangements for 2016/17 in England NHS Employers and the GPC have agreed to further develop patient online services.
Practices can make use of new technology to support patients with long-term conditions and help individuals stop smoking or lose weight.
Effective information governance is vital in healthcare. MDU medico-legal adviser Dr Edward Farnan outlines steps practices can take to ensure patient confidentiality is protected.
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.
MDU medico-legal adviser Dr Beverley Ward explains what practices must consider if they want to provide online consultations for patients.
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