Record sharing platform credited for saving patient’s life in Nottinghamshire -

Record sharing platform credited for saving patient’s life in Nottinghamshire

Record sharing platform credited for saving patient’s life in Nottinghamshire. A medical interoperability gateway (MIG) used by clinicians in Northamptonshire has been credited for saving one overdose patient’s life and reducing hospital admissions by one, per clinician per month. The Connected Nottinghamshire (CN) programme run by Nottinghamshire CCG has been using a MIG supplied by[…]

Significant resource’ needed for tech to support dwindling GP numbers -

Significant resource needed for tech to support dwindling GP numbers

Significant resource needed for tech to support dwindling GP numbers. “Significant resource” in both capital and running costs for technologies are needed to support primary care among dwindling numbers of GPs across the country, a report has found. The Nuffield Trust report, Delivering general practice with too few GPs, found a focus on technology that supports patient[…]

England’s chief nursing officer on the hunt for NHS App ambassadors -

England’s chief nursing officer on the hunt for NHS App ambassadors

England’s chief nursing officer on the hunt for NHS App ambassadors. Nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and doctors are being called on to become the face of the NHS App on social media and in their communities. England’s chief nursing officer (CNO), Ruth May, launched the drive to find ten NHS ambassadors to help advocate[…]

EMIS cites ‘huge increase’ in patients registering for Patient Access -

EMIS cites ‘huge increase’ in patients registering for Patient Access

EMIS cites ‘huge increase’ in patients registering for Patient Access. EMIS Health has cited a “huge increase” in patients using online GP services after registrations for Patient Access rose by a third in just over 12 months. According to EMIS, its Patient Access service has seen sign-ups increase from six million to eight million since[…]

Hearing and sight loss patients trained to use digital health tools -

Hearing and sight loss patients trained to use digital health tools

Hearing and sight loss patients trained to use digital health tools. People with hearing and sight loss in West Yorkshire and Harrogate are to be trained to use digital health tools to make visiting the GP easier. The project is being run by mHabitat and was designed to find out more about the challenges faced[…]

Babylon calls for financial ‘incentives’ for digital providers in primary care -

Babylon calls for financial ‘incentives’ for digital providers in primary care

Babylon calls for financial ‘incentives’ for digital providers in primary care. Digital providers should be offered financial “incentives” to encourage them to “maximise their offerings”, according to Babylon. The digital-first provider also called for primary care IT infrastructure to be updated to allow Babylon GP at Hand’s technology to work seamlessly with existing systems. This[…]

Portsmouth becomes first area to fully roll out electronic prescription service -

Portsmouth becomes first area to fully roll out electronic prescription service

Portsmouth becomes first area to fully roll out electronic prescription service. Portsmouth has become the first area in the country to offer electronic prescriptions to all patients. NHS Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has piloted an update to the electronic prescription service (EPS), which allows prescriptions for all patients to be sent digitally. Previously it[…]

Out-of-area GP rules should be ‘withdrawn’. -

Out-of-area GP rules should be ‘withdrawn’.

Out-of-area General Practitioner rules should be ‘withdrawn’. Out-of-area GP registration rules should be “withdrawn” to prevent digital providers prioritising healthy patients, the British Medical Association (BMA) has said. The regulations “are not in line” with wider NHS England policy on population-based health management and are no longer required due to the rising number of telephone,[…]

Message-based consultation app Docly registers with CQC -

Message-based consultation app Docly registers with CQC

Message-based consultation app Docly registers with CQC. A message-based GP consultation app has been registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Docly allows patients to fill out a questionnaire about their symptoms and a GP is able to message them via the app to offer advice on suitable treatment and, if needed, send a prescription.[…]

Hundreds of patients wrongly told they had cancer due to ‘IT error’

Hundreds of patients wrongly told they had cancer due to ‘IT error’

Hundreds of patients wrongly told they had cancer due to ‘IT error’. Hundreds of patients in Scotland were wrongly told they had serious conditions – including cancer and endometriosis – after an “IT error” caused incorrect discharge letters to be sent out. NHS Forth Valley confirmed to Digital Health News that the glitch occurred after[…]

AI is coming to healthcare – and it’s here to help

Artificial Intelligence is coming to healthcare – and it’s here to help

Artificial Intelligence is coming to healthcare – and it’s here to help. ‘GPs will have a really important translator role to play between machine learning and the broader clinical world,’ according to Dr Martin Seneviratne. The potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare has generated a considerable amount of excitement in recent years. Not all[…]

Dr Google ‘diagnoses’ 100m health concerns as GP wait times rise

Dr Google ‘diagnoses’ 100m health concerns as GP wait times rise

Dr Google ‘diagnoses’ 100m health concerns as GP wait times rise. Packed GP surgeries and rising wait times is driving more people to Google to self-diagnose health concerns, new research has suggested. Data compiled by private UK healthcare provider, Benenden Health, revealed that more than 100 million health-related Google searches were placed in the UK[…]

GP at Hand’s cap on Birmingham patient registrations set to be lifted

GP at Hand’s cap on Birmingham patient registrations set to be lifted

GP at Hand’s cap on Birmingham patient registrations set to be lifted. The cap on the number of patients that can register with GP at Hand in Birmingham could be lifted next month but only if the digital provider can address concerns over screening services. Babylon’s app was given the green light to expand to Birmingham in[…]

Asthma app monitors children’s symptoms to reduce risk of attacks

Asthma app monitors children’s symptoms to reduce risk of attacks

Asthma app monitors children’s symptoms to reduce risk of attacks. A new app being trialled at Sheffield Children’s Hospital helps children manage their asthma as well as alerting parents to worsening symptoms. The Asthma+me App, a partnership between the hospital and Aseptika, allows the child, parent, or other family members to enter information about their[…]

Digital solutions ‘should be encouraged’ to ease pressure on GPs

Digital solutions ‘should be encouraged’ to ease pressure on GPs

Digital solutions ‘should be encouraged’ to ease pressure on GPs. Future policies need to encourage the adoption of digital solutions to ease patient demand on GPs, the director of the Digital Healthcare Council has said. Simply “peddling faster” to keep up with demand is unsustainable, Graham Kendall told Digital Health News. Instead, smarter solutions like[…]