Why Richmond GP Alliance chose Vision for its federated appointment service
Extended hours appointments
The Richmond General Practice Alliance (RGPA) uses Vision to offer extended hours appointments. Appointments at four care hubs can be booked from 08:00 to 20:00 seven days a week. The project makes 1,100 additional appointments available each week. As a result, the outcomes and health of the Richmond population are improving.
Sharing appointments and patient records
Receptionists across Richmond can book any patient into an extended hours appointment. GPs working at the four care hubs can see all 200,000 patient records. The GPs like it because they can see full patient records for everyone.
There are 22 practices in Richmond using Vision and 5 running EMIS. The RGPA was the first UK GP federation to have interoperability between the two systems.
“Vision provided an innovative solution that delivers end-to-end interoperability. It has enabled considerable benefits for patients. The volume of paper flowing through the system is lower so patient care is quicker and safer.”
Grant Oliver, IT Project Manager for Richmond GP Alliance
Find out more about shared care, collaboration and interoperability with Vision
We simplify the complex task of implementing shared care solutions across GP networks. Leaving you to concentrate on your patients’ health.
We can help you to:
- make patient information from GP systems available for shared care services
- centralise appointments for federated services
- improve collaborative working with team-wide task management
- offer advice on information governance
- set up sharing agreements to control access to different aspects of patient records