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RCGP chair: 'I advise patients to take photos of their hospital notes'


Dictating a letter on a dictaphone or similar was routine in OPD in the early 1980s and the letter would be in your pigeon hole for signing and sending within 48 hours. In today's hyperconnected world it just beggars belief that this schism is there at all let alone being tolerated, and work arounds being suggested, by the high and mighty. Perhaps bring in people who deal with letters, timetables, patient/theatre lists, calenders, rotas and let's call them, I dunno, medical secretaries? Afford them by sacking a desk jockey, clip board wielding, admindroids. Or perhaps a more techie AI medical dictation and printing service and into pigeon hole by 48hrs? #Howlingatthemoon /too much to ask??

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08 Oct 2019

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