Secondary Care

Thames Hospice goes digital

The Thames Hospice has digitised the transfer of letters to GPs by using a solution from Docman.

Thames Hospice is a charity providing expert care for people living with life-limiting illnesses in East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire and said it is necessary to send correspondence to GPs in cases such as the patient moving to a care home.

The organisation will see approximately 3,000 documents concerning 5,000 patients to now be digital and replace the current method of post, fax and email.

Jacquie Batchford, Director of Patient and Family Services, Thames Hospice, said: “Our GP community and local hospitals already use Docman Connect so it was a natural choice for us.”

“We are confident the Connect solution will facilitate more efficient communications between us and our local health care providers as well as cost savings.”