The NHS IA are currently recruiting facilitators to help the roll out of
the new pathology messaging project. To date 4 secondments
have been created which will be appointed directly through the IA.
A further 4 are required but it has been suggested that these could
be found by reimbursing Trusts for the release of suitably qualified
staff allowing recruitment of replacement staff to provide cover.
I realise that staff availability is always a problem but secondments
such as these could help cement regional networking by facilitating
standardisation of IT links as well as providing personal
development opportunities for staff who expand their roles. The
individuals would not need deep technical knowledge of the email
systems but would need experience of liaison with GPs and
understand at least the rudiments of coding etc.
If you know of staff who might be interested or want more details of
possible financial arrangements please reply as soon as possible.
Dr Rick Jones
Director of Chemical Pathology and Immunology
Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
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