Fourteen GP practices are now receiving Emergency Department (ED) discharge letters electronically as part of a pilot project. The system has received a big thumbs up from Steven Ebsworth, the Practice Manager at Dollar Health Centre. He explained: “Personally, I love it! It saves time and it keeps the record up to date on a much timelier basis. It also allows GPs to intervene and provide clinical support to potentially prevent re-presentation by that patient at the Emergency Department.
Documents are much quicker and easier to file. Approximately three clicks of a mouse is all it takes! Bowel screening letters are also included on the system and and I look forward very much to its wider rollout across NHS Forth Valley”.
In addition to completing the ED rollout, planning is underway to send discharge letters electronically from the Out Of Hours system Adastra, and also cross border ED discharge letters between NHS Forth Valley and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde .
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