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What you need to know about Coronavirus

Over the past month, there have been a lot of discussions in the news regarding the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), a new respiratory illness that has not previously been seen in humans. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals and many of those initially infected, either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the …

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Flu season is here!

Around 25 million people, nearly half the population of the UK, are being offered the flu vaccine this winter.  One of the biggest changes, since last year, is that children of primary school age will be offered the vaccine via a nasal spray – this is also the first year that it will be available to primary school children of all ages.  Over 65s, those with existing …

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I am pregnant, do I need to have the flu jab?

Having the flu jab can stop you catching the flu and it is advised by the NHS that all pregnant women take up the offer of a free NHS flu vaccination. During pregnancy your immune system is weakened and more likely to catch infections than usual, having the jab will not only protect you but your unborn baby as well …

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Our myGP app aims to free-up over 58 million appointments per year

Last week the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) announced its vision for the future, aiming to end the standard 10-minute GP consultation, improve access to appointments for those that need them and expanding multidisciplinary teams to better manage patients in primary care. The RCGP anticipates that its future vision will be met by 2030, which will see GPs delivering round the clock …

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6 additional CCGs enabled to use myGP®

iPLATO Healthcare is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a development contract with Sandwell & West Birmingham CCG to add enhanced digital services to the myGP app. The development contract will add functionality around digital care plans and pre-consultation data gathering to the existing services. myGP was chosen as it fully integrates with all Clinical IT systems, and …