Ramadan is a special time for Muslims around the world where they harness the spiritual month of fasting to reflect and be mindful of their health as we fast during this holy month. Here are some resources for you, your organisation and your patients.Read More
Energy Meal Recipes!
And now for something completely different!!
As patients of mine approach the month of fasting in Ramadan, I often get asked about foods that will help satiety over the day and ensure fasting is as comfortable as possible. These energy meal recipes can be used for maintaining satiety and energy outside of fasting as well as for those fasting in Ramadan or any time throughout the year.
Prospective Online Searches – EMIS Web
With ongoing discussions on prospective online access, I have put together some EMIS Web searches that may be helpful for practices to consider.Read More
GP Practice Options for Prospective Online Access
As the deadline for the 1st November approaches to switch on Prospective Online Record Access for patients to view their GP record, there is quite a lot of confusion as to what needs to be initiated and completed by GP practices. This has not been helped by the delay by NHS England publishing guidance and clinical safety documentation and the clinical systems changing the way that records should be prepared. Based on current issues, I have discussed the issues and considered some options for GP Primary Care.Read More
Managing Online Visibility in EMIS Web
There are lots of developments and changes happening within EMIS Web that are changes that are being introduced in advance of opening up patient access to GP records.
Overall, patient access to medical records is something that we should be encouraging and supporting, but it needs to be done with adequate safeguards in place.
Here, I have discussed a recent EMIS change that changes the way that online access visibility is managed within EMIS Web.Read More
‘Prospective’ Online Access to Patient Medical Records
With the recent announcement from NHS England that all patients within England will have access to their prospective (future) medical records from November 1st 2022, there has been quite a debate as to what this means for patients and GP practices. What does it really mean!Read More
Data Sharing – Was COPI Trustworthy?
In March 2020 NHS Digital issued a series of Control Of Patient Information (COPI) notice that required NHS Digital to share confidential patient information with organisations entitled to process this under COPI for COVID-19 purposes.
Now that we are a couple of years on – how trustworthy was this approach – let’s have a look at the (available) data.Read More
Productivity with EMIS Web – Tip 2
In this second tip on speeding up EMIS Web, we got EMIS to look at some of our PCs and discovered that there is a common – but often overlooked reason for PCs to slow down.
It’s all to do with keeping EMIS Web workflow clean!
We got our IT facilitators to go round and support practices with this tip and it made a noticeable impact to speeding up EMIS!Read More
Productivity with EMIS Web – Tip 1
Are you getting frustrated with EMIS Web slowing down?
If so, you’re not the only ones! Lots are finding it an issue from slow processes to frequent crashes.
I’ve started to collate some solutions to this problem and will be posting them regularly when I come across some solutions. The first tip is what hardware is optimal!
Patient Online Access – A Guide For Primary Care
Patients can now access and transact with their practice online using a variety of web-based applications. It allows the patient to transact with their Practice online at a time convenient to them.
Current functionality for patients through online applications such as the NHS App allow patients to transact with:
- Appointments to be booked or cancelled online
- Repeat Prescription Requests
- Medical Record online access