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The Evolving Times of General Practice

2 new systems have been released, which we hope will improve patient access.

Quick GP Message ©The Elms Practice 2016  is system created to be used either on-line via our website www.theelmspractice.co.uk or over the phone, or by filling in a short request at the reception desk, if it is felt that this is the appropriate option for you.

E-Consult is a web-based platform that enables patients to self-manage and consult online with their own GP through their practice website. Part of the functionality is integrated into the clinical software that we already use, so it is easy to use and auditable for patient safety and response times.

With eConsult, patients can use a symptom checker, self-manage, signpost to other services or complete an eConsult for one of 100 common General Practice conditions with their own GP at a time convenient to them, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  

 

In 2014, a six-month study examined the benefits of providing eConsult to 133,000 patients and resulted in a 400-hour reduction in GP appointment time.

 

E-Consult has shown that 60% of patients were able to resolve their health concerns without visiting a GP.

 

Care Data

your care dataInformation about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care.

It is important that we, the NHS, can use this information to plan and improve services for all patients. We would like to link information from all the different places where you receive care, such as your GP, hospital and community service, to help us provide a full picture. This will allow us to compare the care you received in one area against the care you received in another, so we can see what has worked best.

Information such as your postcode and NHS number, but not your name, will be used to link your records in a secure system, so your identity is protected. Information which does not reveal your identity can then be used by others, such as researchers and those planning health services, to make sure we provide the best care possible for everyone.

You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything. If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please speak to practice staff or download the opt out form below, complete it and return it to the practice

We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.

doc How information about you helps us to provide better care

doc Care Data - Frequently Asked Questions

doc Opt Out Form - Download, complete and return to the practice

You can find out more on the NHS England Care Data website

 



 
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