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I am active in IT particularly in relation to General Practice but also in other areas.

NHS Digital

From 2012-2019 I was employed part-time as a Clinical Informatics Advisor in the Primary Care Domain of NHS Digital (previously known as HSCIC, Health and Social Care Information Centre, also previously known as NHS IC, the NHS Information Centre). I am a past member of the NHS IC GP Consultation Group for GPES.

National Programme for IT

In the past I have been one of the clinicians providing clinician input in some aspects of the NHS National Programme for IT, including:

  • The Electronic Prescription Service 
  • GP2GP Electronic Record Transfer
  • Summary Care Record
  • Common User Interface
  • and others

GP Software

I was author of the GP Vision QOF Tool QOFcountdown, used by many GP practices who use INPS Vision software to analyse and improve their performance under the Quality and Outcomes Framework, and also of TextMailer and DocMailer marketed by SurgerySoft.

I have also authored Miquest queries and Vision Clinical Audits.

National Vision User Group

I was Secretary of the Executive of the National Vision User Group 2007-2016, NVUG Member of the Year 2012, and 2015. I was administrator of the NVUG Forum and Mailing Lists, using the open source software FUDforum and mailing list using EZMLM open source mailing list manager. I manage several other mailing lists besides the above.

Web Development and SEO

I have been Web-programming and hosting since the mid 1990s, and in particular since about 1992 using the TYPO3 Content Management System e.g. Western Chan Fellowship, Shawbottom / Shaw Bottom Farm

I also undertake SEO - website Search Engine Optimisation - to improve your rankings in search engines such as Google and Yahoo.