Woodcote Consulting

Health and Care Consulting

Woodcote Consulting, founded in 1996 is a specialist consultancy working in health and care are main areas of expertise are digital health and clinical and forensic psychology.

AREAS OF WORK

Digital Health and Care

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Clinical and Forensic Psychology

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OUR BLOG

Digital Healthcare – Making the most of NHS IPR

I’ve got what I think is an important question for NHS England. How do we get the best value out of the IPR (intellectual property rights) created by NHS organisations developing digital tools – Is it by freely sharing this…

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Electronic Health Records

This blog is the first of a series of extracts from a long paper on Electronic Health Records that I have been maintaining and revising since 2008. It’s been shared on a limited basis and has benefit from review and input by…

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Time for Zero-Tolerance

I heard the blindingly obvious statement at the recent Intellect stream of BCS HC2013 Conference in Birmingham that “If you give people software that makes their life easier then adoption is not a problem” Given the clear truth of this…

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Healthcare and Banking

NHS leaders often make comparisons between the use of IT and digital service in banking and health. While we have much to learn from other sectors I feel this comparison means that those who make it don’t fully understand the challenge. What banking systems…

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Preserving Trust in the Digital Age

Trust lies at the heart of the relationship between patients and those that care for them. Meeting the challenges faced by the health care system requires that we make much greater use of digital technology and increasing sophisticated use of…

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GPSoC – We need independent accreditation of subsidiary products interfaces

I attended the second joint Intellect and DH workshop today to look at the plans for the GP Systems of Choice (GPSoC) procurement. These plans are at an advanced stage and the GPSoC Team told us they were hopeful of…

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The power of information and digital technology to transform the NHS

I believe passionately in the power of information and digital technology to transform the way we deliver health and care, indeed I consider it essential if we are the meet the growing demands the health and care system faces within…

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A Paperless NHS

Given the usual scant regard to the commonly accepted meaning of words that seems to be the norm in the NHS – “Paperless” is something that we now have in the majority of general practices and that many have had…

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Patient record access – A spur to innovation

I’ve been involved in one of the working groups which are part of the RCGP-Led Online Patient Access Project,  which has been funded by DH to help deliver on the Government’s promise to deliver online access for all to their…

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