Libby Morris

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AIM To compare the experience of the four UK countries in introducing nationally accessible electronic summaries of patients' key medical details, intended for use in emergency and unscheduled care episodes, and generate transferable lessons for other countries. METHOD Secondary analysis of data collected previously on all four schemes; cross-case(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Key information summary is one of the first national shared electronic patient records enabling GPs to share clinical information with unscheduled care providers, including out-of-hours. Implemented during 2013, over 90,000 patient records have been created. This evaluation identified the impact of key information summary on healthcare(More)
BACKGROUND In Scotland, out-of-hours calls are all triaged by the National Health Service emergency service (NHS24) but the clinicians receiving calls have no direct access to patient records. OBJECTIVE To improve the safety of patient care in unscheduled consultations when the usual primary care record is not available. TECHNOLOGY The Emergency Care(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate whether practices will be ready for the data reporting requirements for the new General Medical Services (GMS) contract, using coronary heart disease (CHD) as an example. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. DATA SOURCES Electronic general practitioner (GP) records of all CHD patients in five Scottish practices, validated by manual(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the use of computing systems by primary care staff in Scotland. Participants Practice managers in Scotland on behalf of their practice teams. METHODS A survey of computer use in Scottish general practices was carried out by the Scottish Clinical Information Management in Primary Care (SCIMP) group in April 2001. Every practice was(More)
PURPOSE It is acknowledged in the literature that the physical and cognitive effects of the degenerative neurological condition of multiple sclerosis can impact upon driver safety. The aim of this study was to identify the experiences and needs of people with multiple sclerosis in relation to driver assessment and rehabilitation. METHODS Focus group(More)
The Emergency Care Summary (ECS) in Scotland provides essential clinical and demographic information about patients needing unscheduled or emergency care. Information about patients' medications, adverse drug reactions and allergies is transferred twice every day from GP systems to the ECS. Access is then available to authorised health-care professionals at(More)
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