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The Question is No Longer ‘If’, but ‘When’.

This coming flu season has been hailed as the ‘biggest ever’, and not without reason. This year will see a coming together of challenges: more people eligible for flu vaccination and continued concerns around a ‘second wave’ of COVID-19. As such, CCGs, STPs, and other regional NHS bodies have been busily planning how best to execute their flu vaccinations this …

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Covid-19 Vaccines in Development

12 May 2020Professor Mike Lewis This is a short paper to give you an update on how science and research are progressing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Last week we looked at therapies/treatments for Covid-19 and now we should look at work on vaccines.At the time of this note, there are 123 vaccines in various stage of development and to give …

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What is FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) ?

Healthcare organisations and institutions have traditionally set their own conventions for data exchange across the Internet and with each other. This leads to the problem where the same core resources which exist in the healthcare world (patients, practitioners, organisations, and more) follow entirely different conventions in the way that data is modelled at the database level – and how that …

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6 things to say to your friends to convince them to get the myGP app

If you are reading this, you’re probably one of the most organised in your friendship group. Let’s be honest, you have the myGP app and your friends don’t.   You are also reading this because you love them and care about them. Or maybe you are just fed up of them complaining about how busy they are to get their health in check.     Either way, help them see the light with these 6 go-to …

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This World Cancer Day, myGP continues its commitment to disease prevention

We have worked with the NHS, Public Health England and a number of charitable trusts to promote the NHS disease prevention agenda, not just across cancer screening but across other screening and vaccination programmes to encourage every man, woman and child eligible to book and attend a screening or vaccination appointment. Currently 870 women die a year from cervical cancer, …

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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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What’s New in myGP 4.1.7?

In the 4.1.7 release of myGP we have included a number of useful services in the Profile section of the app. Pharmacy Finder – See the closest pharmacies to your current location e-Referral – Book your clinic/hospital appointments online using a reference number and password provided by your referrer (e.g. GP Surgery) Organ Donor Status – Choose if you would like to donate your organs …

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Medical Record Access Now Available

With over 1 million patients using myGP, we continue to simplify access to healthcare with a host of powerful features. We are really pleased to let you know that Medical Record Access is now available via the myGP app!   This allows you access to clinical information stored in your medical record, including: Problems Allergies Medication Consultations Test Results Documents Immunisations …

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Ring, ring your doctor is calling…

It is no secret that most people’s interaction with the NHS is through their GP and while the overall public satisfaction with the NHS remains high, difficulty in booking an appointment at a local surgery remains the top reason given among those who are dissatisfied with the service .In the recent years GP surgeries have taken this issue into their …

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What’s new in myGP 4.1? Features, Updates & Bug Fixes

Medication Insights In myGP 4.1, our medication feature has been expanded with Medication Insights. This feature allows patients to have a better overview of their medication adherence. With graphs showing your intake percentage, you can see trends emerge showing  you exactly what medication you are missing and on what days, encouraging you to focus on improving and missing less. Quick response …