NHS National Services Scotland to adopt cloud workflow solution across all GP practices

NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) has contracted OneAdvanced Health and Care’s cloud-based software to service as an enhanced document workflow solution across all GP practices in Scotland.

The platform, which will replace the company’s previous version used by over 950 general practices, will support organisations in processing, sharing and storing electronic documents. Reported features include the ability to manage and streamline inbound clinical correspondence; a full audit trail with “instant access” to document history, including reviews, annotations and actions around the transfer of care; and an “enhanced” reporting suite designed to improve data visibility and practice oversight.

It is hoped that platform will support ongoing patient safety by ensuring that medical records are kept up-to-date, with OneAdvanced also highlighting the savings expected to be made through moving the application to the cloud, as there will no longer be a requirement for GP practices to purchase or maintain computer hardware onsite.

The adoption will see the solution rolled out to over 900 GP practices, with planning of the roll-out already taking place and completion of implementation expected next year.

OneAdvanced states that given the “pressure on primary care services, the upgraded clinical document management solution will benefit GP practices by enhancing efficiencies and will also facilitate collaborative working with other GP practices to share workload/services if required.”

Also from Scotland, we recently explored the Genomic Medicine Strategy 2024-2029 published by the Scottish Government, which highlights plans to develop a genomic medicine service “based on the principles of person-centred care” and better enabling the use of genomic information to support disease prevention and early detection, along with the need for national digital infrastructure. Read more here.

HTN hosted a discussion on digital primary care in March, with conversation covering projects and approaches in this space, the role of innovation in primary care, how ICBs and PCNs can support digital transformation, and more. Catch up here.

We also highlighted an update from NHS England around GP telephony in England here.