For NHS (trust) Developers this has been going on for a while, this linkedin group is littered with comments https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3831338
I think this is a better place to continue them (?)
- Don’t have a consistent way of sending information to GP’s, this being being worked on (see Transfer Of Care - eDischarge for current versions) but it’s not here yet.
- Directory Services - we also need a way of finding out what methods the GP’s system supports, where the GP wants the letters delivered (Docman, TPP, EMIS, ITK, DTS, etc) and addresses (email, IP, DTS address)
- Need to create documents formatted with these headings (it’s not an IT issue at present but it’s sitting with IT – am I missing something here?)
I’ve heard a number of comments around CDA not being suitable. It works for now to send a PDF across but it’s a bit of an overkill for this. People doubt we would move to full blown CDA as it’s complicated and more simple alternatives are available.