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QOF income set to fall £20,000 - GPOnline

November 8, 2013 — administrator

Practices will be hit by a 15% fall in QOF income next year as the government's overhaul of the framework and workload pressures bite, experts have warned.

Accountants say practices stand to lose £20,000 of QOF income as targets become harder to achieve in 2013/14.

GP leaders also anticipate a slump in QOF pay and blamed the government’s contract imposition for making matters ‘considerably worse’ for practices.

TPP win Outstanding Employer at Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards

November 3, 2013 — administrator

Last night TPP were announced as the winner of the ‘Outstanding Employer’ category at the 2013 Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards. TPP were praised for their investment in training and development of staff.

Using Scheduled Tasks in TPP SystmOne

November 3, 2013 — administrator

The ability to schedule a task is alternative to using reminders or a recalls, for example to remind you that a patient needs a test or follow-up on a future date. 

The advantage of using a scheduled task over a reminder is that you do not have to retrieve the patient record to see scheduled task. A scheduled task is created overnight on the date you specify and will appear in the Task List the following day. You can also set the task to repeat as often as required, for example every four weeks.

£100m Nursing Technology Fund opens this week (EHI)

October 29, 2013 — administrator

The £100m Nursing Technology Fund is due to open this week and an initial round of funding will be awarded before Christmas, EHI understands.

The fund was first announced by Prime Minister David Cameron in October 2012.

EHI understands the bidding process is likely to open on Wednesday. The first round of the fund will be worth £30m and trusts will have around a month to apply.

Bids will be awarded before Christmas this year and trusts will have to deploy the systems by the end of March 2014.

Telehealth 'does not curb GP workload' - GPOnline

October 18, 2013 — administrator

Remotely monitoring patients' health does not reduce the demands placed on local GP practices, a DH-funded study has found.

Patients using telehealth services visited their GP just as often as those receiving usual care, Nuffield Trust researchers found.

The findings suggest claims that telehealth can reduce demand on health services may only apply to secondary care.

NHS to replace its Oracle Spine in favour of open source Riak datastore, Redis, Nginx, Tornado, and RabbitMQ

October 10, 2013 — administrator

From The Register

The UK government's quest to get public services to use more open source technologies seems to be taking hold, judging by the revamp of the NHS's very large Spine service.

CQRS hits technical problems - manual QOF extractions (EHI)

October 10, 2013 — administrator

Technical problems with a new service for calculating payments for GP practices mean practices have to manually enter data for some enhanced services until next April.

The Calculating Quality Reporting Service replaced the Quality Management and Analysis system in June this year.

It assesses GP practice achievement against the Quality & Outcomes Framework, directed enhanced services and other clinical services.

EMIS Launch EMIS Web Master Class Training Package

October 9, 2013 — administrator


The EMIS Web Master Class is designed to develop the skills of people who have recently upgraded to EMIS Web, to make sure you’re getting the most from your system.  It will focus on the new and advanced features that increase efficiencies and identify opportunities for improved patient care.

The day includes three separate sessions: