GP Care upgrades its Consultant Link System

Following months of work, GP Care has now gone live with an upgraded version of its Consultant Link Advice and Guidance system which has brought increased functionality to the service and now truly gives it national capability.

This further investment by GP Care into its Consultant Link Service means that the system can now cater for all of the 10,000 plus practices in the country, linking them into their local hospital consultant teams for each clinical speciality, and giving each practice the choice of which hospital they would like their advice from for each clinical specialty.

Roger Tweedale, GP Care Chief Executive, commented that "in over 12 months of providing this service we have found that approximately 65% of cases going through Consultant Link are NOT referred or admitted to hospital. If this service is adopted nationally then many patients will be saved unnecessary trips to hospital, volume pressures on hospitals will be reduced, and NHS commissioners will experience huge savings nationally. We are very excited about the prospects for Consultant Link".

For further information on Consultant Link please email us at info@gpcare.org.uk or call our service team on 0333 332 2109.

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