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Pros and cons

Greater freedom and flexibility and family friendly working or pros. As are the patient home visits that puts healthcare in a different perspective from the clinical area setting.

The biggest disadvantage for me is the bureaucracy and the amount of time spent on a computer.  

What can be done to encourage more staff to want to work in community settings?

Better promotion of the benefits and job satisfaction.

What would improve your day-to-day life working in the community?

Reliable computer and IT systems and up to date hardware. Preconsented access to GP systems on referral perhaps.

Navid DHSC Apr 15, 2019

Thank you for your response, Wissam.

We agree that it important that our community staff have access to reliable, up-to-date technology to support their work. We are taking steps to ensure this.

The NHS Long Term Plan commits to all staff working in the community having access to mobile digital services over the next three years. E-work planning and e-rostering are also other opportunities that are being explored to support the workforce.

Are there any other improvements we can make in this area?

Pharmacist Apr 16, 2019

I guess a greater use of implied consent to gain access to data that otherwise requires individual consent requests each time, like GP Care Connect. Thanks.