Most of us don’t like using new technology. We get used to what we know and sometimes the effort involved in learning something new is a real drag. However, in a new editorial paper by ZPB for Map of Medicine on GP referrals, Dr Peter Short, National Clinical Lead GP, Health and Social Care Information Centre urges GPs to embrace new technology because it can make their lives easier and their referrals better.
In another article, Dr Shane Gordon, GP and Chief Officer at North East Essex CCG calls for information for GPs at the point of care. He would like to see GPs better supported rather than ticked off and overruled by large Referral Management Centres.