28th March 2001

 

REVOLUTION IN STORE FOR GPs’ SURGERIES

 

General practitioners from all over Lincolnshire will hear tonight how paperless technology can modernise their busy surgeries.

 

A GPs’ conference to be staged this evening at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside will outline how IMT (Information Management and Technology) can revolutionise the way GPs’ surgeries operate.

 

Prof H T Hassan, director of the new Lincolnshire Institute for Health, will open the conference, which takes place in the atrium and the Cargill Lecture Theatre on campus from 6.30pm until 10pm.

 

Dr James Layfield will then talk to delegates about the making the best use of IMT in GPs’ practices, and Dr Tom Davies will explain how a paperless practice would make life easier for GPs and their staff.

 

The conference, which has been organised by Christine Herbert of the Lincolnshire Health Community, is the first in what is hoped to be a six-monthly series.

 

“The speakers will highlight best practice in technology and how the government’s modernisation agenda can benefit GPs,” said Christine.

 

For more information about the event contact Christine Herbert on 01522 886379.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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