- Posted Monday July 21, 2014
Thornfields are proud to announce a suite of new courses that focus on aiding the development of your practice team in terms of understanding the importance of data quality, summarising, clinical coding and exception reporting.
In this article, we are going to look at Thornfields new course on Summarising. With the removal of the Organisational Domain indicators from 1st April 2013, meeting targets for the summarisation of patient notes no longer features as part of the Quality and Outcomes Framework.
The importance of summarising patient notes in primary care to a high standard still remains.
What is Summarising?
This workshop will look at what we mean by ‘summarising’, its significance and purpose in primary care. A suggested step-by-step summarising process covered in the session that will enable best practice to be achieved, allowing delegates to be confident that they are summarising correctly and in accordance with the Good Practice Guidelines for electronic patient records, V4, 2011.
Delegates will gain knowledge of how to organise a medical record prior to summarisation; have the opportunity to share views with other delegates on what items should be pruned or culled and gain an understanding of what data should be recorded both in the electronic record and in the patient summary.
The course aims to improve delegates’ understanding of the legal implications of managing patient records and how quality records are supported by good summarisation.
The session will cover some of the common pitfalls and offer various hints and tips on achieving high data quality standards and data “fit for sharing” when undertaking note summarising within general practice.
The Summarising workshop is available as a half day session (theory only), or a full day session (practical exercise included). Please note that the full day session is designed for a single practice team to enable delegates to consolidate their learning by the completion of exercises whilst logged on to their own clinical system using a dummy patient.
The workshop is suitable for summarisers or practice staff members that are looking to progress into a summariser’s role.
Please note that equipment required at venue: For the full day session, delegates will need access to the clinical system (based on a maximum of 2 people to 1 computer)
Thornfields are now taking bookings for Clinical Notes Summarising in Primary Care. For more information contact us on 0333 240 4055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The next article from Thornfields will focus on their new course: Exception Reporting in Primary Care.