Context Flu jabs are the quintessential conveyer belt system in general practice and the idea is to get through as many patients in the shortest amount of time while still maintaining safety. The non modifiable factors are not on the patient side eg it’s hard to tell a lovely elderly lady to hurry on and […]Read More BarCode Buddy
Overview I’ve been mulling around this idea for a few months now and thought I’d finally put fingers to the keyboard. It started from a conversation I had with my local commissioning team around how much impact does primary care actually have on “waste” in health care. What I meant by waste is around having […]Read More Systems in Health Care
Introduction Emails have become an essential method of communicating for the last 40 years and ubiquitous for at least the last 10 years. Every business you can think of uses emails. So why is primary care so far behind? Talking about the service especially to our younger cohort it’s become clear that there is an […]Read More Email Consultations
If you’ve ever wondered how to convert business concepts to 1s and 0s you are in the right place. This blog is a meander around at least how I approach and tiny aspect the problem with Blood Pressure as an example as it’s the first Leaf we are creating in our new application PatientLeaf. Introduction […]Read More Coding Blood Pressure
Introduction PatientLeaf has been a labour of love over the last 8 years. Being a clinician it’s the one application which I’ve been thinking about for some time and most importantly truly believe it’s made a difference to my clinical care in terms of time taken to make a sound clinical decision in the clinic and also […]Read More PatientLeaf
Read Codes. Read Codes are no more and for those who are unaware we are in a state of flux quietly having to change over to SnomedCT for all coding in primary care. As with most things in the NHS Read Codes are a shining example how to take a promising concept and totally shred […]Read More SnomedCT. A Blizzard is coming.
There has been a lot of talk recently in UK health related IT sites around getting clinicians to code mainly catalysed by an article on Tim Kelsey’s opinion on the matter in E-Health Insider. This subject has been very emotive for me for a little while. When I talk tech to fellow GPs, they tend […]Read More SO YOU WANT TO CODE?