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  • EPS has saved prescribers £327 million

    EPS has saved prescribers £327 million

    Friday, 13 October 2017 10:03
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    SCR accessed every five seconds

    Monday, 02 October 2017 12:49
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    Software frailty calculator will help GPs target patients for better care

    Tuesday, 26 September 2017 16:06
  • Hunt calls for increased use of apps to access NHS services and information

    Hunt calls for increased use of apps to access NHS services and information

    Wednesday, 20 September 2017 14:41
  • Guides issued to help disabled people access online GP services

    Guides issued to help disabled people access online GP services

    Wednesday, 20 September 2017 14:34

a comp image cbOctober 2 2017

The electronic Summary Care Record of patient information is now being accessed every five seconds, NHS Digital has announced.

In a speech outlining progress being made with the SCR, NHS Digital’s executive director Eve Roodhouse, has also said 96% of community pharmacies are now live with SCR.

NHS Digital has been working with Gloucestershire CCG and the Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) “to realise the benefits of uploading and sharing additional information across the health community. More than 16,000 records across the county have been uploaded in addition to the standard SCR data, with Gloucestershire Hospitals Trust leading the way with using this information to care for patients.”

Ms Roodhouse was speaking at the UK Health Show in London. She also announced that 45,000 people a day currently use the Electronic Referral Service (e-RS), but by October 2018 the aim is to have all first outpatient referrals made electronically.

“Patients are able to change or cancel their appointments through the system, with analysis showing that use of electronic referrals has halved the rate of patients missing appointments from 10% to 5%,” she said.

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