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Patient-initiated appointment systems: an alternative for hospital outpatient care?

Patient-initiated appointment systems enable patients to request a medical appointment when they feel it is needed. It does not completely replace the need for traditional scheduled follow-up appointments (arranged by the clinician), but the new system could reduce the number... Continue Reading →

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Making sense of care homes

One of the most exciting projects we’re working on at the moment is ExCHANGE – an 18 month collaborative project, supported by a grant from the Alzheimer’s Society and the Dunhill Medical Trust, which seeks to develop and test a... Continue Reading →

Perspectives on patient-initiated appointment systems: The Health Commissioner

In our previous intro blog we talked about a recent Cochrane systematic review on the use of patient-initiated appointment systems for managing the care of people with chronic or recurring conditions in secondary care. This is the fifth of a series of blogs looking... Continue Reading →

Perspectives on patient-initiated appointment systems: The Service Manager

In our previous intro blog we talked about a recent Cochrane systematic review on the use of patient-initiated appointment systems for managing the care of people with chronic or recurring conditions in secondary care. This is the fourth of a series of blogs looking... Continue Reading →

Perspectives on patient-initiated appointment systems: The Consultant

In our previous intro blog we talked about a recent Cochrane systematic review on the use of patient-initiated appointment systems for managing the care of people with chronic or recurring conditions in secondary care. This is the third of a series of blogs looking... Continue Reading →

Perspectives on patient-initiated appointment systems: Clinical Nurse Specialist

In our previous intro blog we talked about a recent Cochrane systematic review on the use of patient-initiated appointment systems for managing the care of people with chronic or recurring conditions in secondary care. This is the second of a series of blogs looking... Continue Reading →

Perspectives on patient-initiated appointment systems: The Service User

In our previous intro blog we talked about a recent Cochrane systematic review on the use of patient-initiated appointment systems for managing the care of people with chronic or recurring conditions in secondary care. This is the first of a... Continue Reading →

Re-threading the needle…

In the first of an occasional series, PhD student, Mary Fredlund, reflects on her experiences of adapting to our strange new world... Just now I am in the process of re-threading the needle of my PhD in this different world.... Continue Reading →

EST celebrations: sampling a box of delights

A guest blog from Sarah Chapman, Knowledge Broker at Cochrane UK... It’s EST’s birthday! Bring out the chocolates. After all, the EST is like a box of chocolates! Why? Well some of you will immediately reply “because ‘you never know... Continue Reading →

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