I completely agree and have spent some time in recent years designing
electronic form templates which are almost entirely completed by the
clinical system and automatically contain information like patient
telephone number and repeat medication.
Ultimately I worked on behalf of the LMC with the local pathology
network to ensure their newest forms worked this way from the outset and
I believe the majority of practices in Kent now print their forms from
On 06/01/2009 08:48, Russell Brown wrote:
> In the INR NPT conversation:
> "And if something odd with results you take blood and send it to the
> lab who ring OOH at 9pm with INR 9 and no phone number :-)
> The simple expedient of adding the patient's phone number (assuming we
> have it) to the path form means the path lab are able to provide the OOH
> doc with patient's phone number.