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GPs set to see the end of paper transfers of patient records


I'm a clinician that has been involved in some of the GP2GP testing and work and it's fair to say that most clinicians have NO idea of the complexity involved. All of the systems have different ways of recording information - even something simple like a BP is recorded differently in Vision compared to Emis. Allergies are a nightmare (it's easy for a human but how does a computer record an allergy - hint: it's not just a simple read code) and even the read code systems differ between manufacturers. These raise a HUGE number of potential safety issues. GP2GP is an immensely complex piece of work. Yes, the 5MB / 99 attachments is crazy but actually this was due to limitations of the N3 network rather than the GP2GP project per se.

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29 Sep 2015

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