19 March 2020
Just wanted to give a big shout out to the CIOs CCIOs IT and data guys who are putting a shift in and going the extra mile to keep the health and care family connected and informed #covid19 @GM_HSC @NHSX
Mayada Aljaizani explains the complexities of having to deal with lots of sources of information as a practice pharmacist.
She says: "A lot of these patients will have lots of different sources of information. Sometimes it’s really complex and I am having to contact lots of different people for the information.
"It is frustrating and it worries me not having a central source of information. I am sometimes a bit of a detective – I've got to try to unpick everything.
"Unpicking and chasing is more than 20-30% of my time. The new system will be amazing and make my life much easier and also be a lot safer for the patients.
"Every time someone moves from one care plan to the next, their allergies don’t always move with them. There is an impact on patient safety - making sure they are on the right medication, making sure their allergies are up to date, making sure any follow up or bloods which need doing, someone knows about them."