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.


Digital Health and Care


Clinical and Forensic Psychology



EPS and the Electronic Transfer of Prescriptions

I first worked on the forerunner of what we now call EPS (the Electronic Prescription Service) in 1986, when I wrote an evaluation of a project to using a memory card to transfer prescriptions from GP practices to pharmacy for…

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Life without a Moblie Phone

Both my adult children have recently had their phones stolen. Both were bereft. This lead to the following email to my son with some reflections on life without a mobile phone. Hi Silas, How are you finding life without a…

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English GP Systems Market

I’ve been looking at some statistics on the GP market in England which may be of interest. Recent years have seen a considerable consolidation in the market and although there were never the number of suppliers that some of the…

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Tonsillitis Pen V

What you might have seen in a GP record circa 1980, if you could have read the handwriting! Early GP computing was fighting the hardware. How could we get 6000 patient records on a  pair of 8 inch floppy disks…

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Dr Finlay’s Facebook?

The marvellous phrase comes from the Demos publication “the talking cure why conversation is the future of healthcare”  by Jack Stilgoe and Faizal Farook http://bit.ly/e0GUAD They use it to describe the changing relationship between internet enable patients and doctors. I…

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Medication Concordance

I’ve been doing some work concerned with patient concordance with medication in UK General Practice and have just completed a quick trawl through the literature. I knew that patient concordance was not good, but what I see is truly worrying…

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Welcome – Ewan Davis of Woodcote Consulting Muses on Health Informatics

I’m starting this blog to share some of my random musing about Health Informatics, which I hope will inform and amuse but at least stimulate some debate. I’ve worked in the field since 1981. I’ve done small entrepreneurial start ups,…

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