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GP digital ordering system ‘reduces delays’ for test results

GP digital ordering system ‘reduces delays’ for test results

Sunday 22 November 2020

GP digital ordering system ‘reduces delays’ for test results


Jersey’s GPs can now order X-rays and radiology tests through a new digital system – a move that GPs say will reduce delays for patients receiving results.

Previously, GPs would fill out a paper form and send it to the hospital. The tests would be carried out and a report sent back to the doctor by post.

Dr Ed Klaber, GP at Health Plus, said: “Being able to both request and receive results for scans and X-rays electronically is a great step for Primary Care."

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Pictured: Thanks to a new digital system, GPs can now order X-rays and radiology tests for patients electronically.

“This reduces delays in patients having their tests completed and means their GP has the result quicker.

“With speedier access to these investigations your GP can now ensure you are getting the appropriate treatment even sooner.”

The project was coordinated by Jersey’s Digital Health Team, HealthX, who say it is an "important first step" in the modernisation of health care in Jersey. 

The testing phase for the new system took place earlier in 2020 before the pandemic, but over the past three months work has accelerated to enable all GPs to process the tests digitally. 

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