How electronic solutions can improve primary care and the rest of today’s news
3.41pm: Apologies for the technical problems which have meant there has been no live coverage today.
8.18am Good morning, never before has quality improvement been more timely, following the publication of the Francis report. There are many recommendations within the final report but, fundamentally, it points to delivering a health service in which the patients must be the first priority in all that the NHS does.
Providing electronic solutions that promote transparency among clinicians (for peer review, benchmarking and sharing best practice) and with the NHS England and regulators will be key to delivering patient-centred care for general practice, writes Gary Williams, head of primary care quality improvement at NHS London. NHS London won the HSJ Award in 2012 for enhancing care with data and information management.