Dr Trefor Roscoe FFCI
I would agree the system is over beurocratic and not fit for purpose. From discussions online I suspect there are at least 50 GPs like me who have given up. It is very easy to check the legal and regulatory situation for GPs. If they are on a performers list they must be able to do this work, have a licence to practice from the GMC and have an enhanced DRB check that is up to date.
Already being asked for in Sheffield, complete waste of time. Nice to know we have proof that it is inappropriate
This is not a problem with the electronic prescribing system. I am a Sheffield GP, have known the Sheffield coroner for many years and was the representative of the joint BMA/RCGP IT committee advising on the design and implementation of e-scripts. The deputy coroner has misunderstood the issues. I will contact Pulse with an update in due course
More in depth summary of the case by the GPs lawyers.
although the case was brought under the Court Rules the Judge confirmed that making the notes avaialble to the data subject fulfilled our obligations under GDPR. No solicitor will challenge this further as it would cost a fortune and they would loose.Happy to discuss directly. I have been following this casae since it started.
I work in Sheffield. The system is at faut not any individual. There needs to be a lot more money to allow this to be solved
So to save money in primary care we have to spend unecessary money in secondary care. There is no evidence that liothyronine needs to be used. What are the onsultants going to do? See the patient, tell them to change and send them back to the GP. Madness
Dear Mr Hancock,
This article saddens me. You are obviously being poorly advised. You say that " but the problem is their systems are completely incompatible with other organisations and cannot talk to each other. "
This is not true. Other comments on here show this. All that is needed is a small investment to buy software to complete the connectivity and improve network speed and robustness. A full overhaul will be damaging, potentially putting patients at risk
I have been involved in GP IT for over 25 years and have advised at a national level. My LinkedIn profile gives detail. https://www.linkedin.com/in/trefor-roscoe-1ba1524b/
Perhaps Pulse would be able to arrange contact between us so I can give you some better information,reducing the cost of your ideas to improve NHS IT and making them more focused and more succesful.
Dr Trefor Roscoe FFCI
Medical Information Consultant
This is much worse than it currently appears. Being in pain or feeling poorly will pale into insignificance when people start dying in hospitals because they cannot get treatment.
DoI - medical informatics consultant
"But NHS England's new guidance says they 'do not consider [this section] to be appropriate in these circumstances’."
so what other bits of the contract do they not consider to be appropriate? This is attempting to change the contract uinilaterally and they can't do it