NHS encouraged to use new technology19th November 2013
NHS England has now published its final mandate after receiving criticism that last yearâ€™s publication was overly prescriptive.
The revamped document is much shorter than its predecessor, but still includes guidelines that will see the health service operating with more up-to-date technology as part of a new accessibility scheme.
The commitments, which could be introduced as early as 2015, include mandatory access for patients to see their own health records held by their GP, as well as booking appointments and repeat subscriptions online.
Health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, told the Commons these changes will focus on the needs of an 'ageing population' and the 'increasing prevalence of long-term physical and mental health conditions'. Criticisms of the original mandate published last year included timescale and number of changes.
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Wednesday 18th December 2013 @ 17:52
Good! It is to be hoped that the new mandate/changes will not be abused by the unscrupulous. It is also hoped that there are sufficient in-built checks in the new mandate to avoid the misuse.
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Title: NHS encouraged to use new technology
Author: Dan Boyle
Article Id: 24819
Date Added: 19th Nov 2013