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Doctors get app to improve care at King George Hospital

11:35 31 July 2014

King George Hospital, Barley Lane

King George Hospital, Barley Lane

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Medical professionals at King George Hospital are to start using a new mobile app to help them prescribe drugs.

The introduction of the new technology is a “big step forward” and will mean “better and safer care” for patients at the underperforming Barley Lane hospital and Queen’s in Romford, said bosses at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT)

Information on guidelines relating to different body systems - such as respiratory or gastrointestinal - are included on the app, which will allow practitioners to prescribe antibiotics instantly.

BHRUT said the software, also suitable for tablets, amounted to its “latest tool to promote top quality care”, and would mean doctors, pharmacists and nurses could check “crucial” information about patients’ needs without having to leave them to use a computer.

Medical director Stephen Burgess said: “The introduction of this app is a big step forward for the delivery of our improvement plan, which means better and safer care for our patients and clinical governance.”

Consultant microbiologist Dr Sandra Lacey said: “I am very excited by the launch of this app for use by our staff, as it will give them instant access to a summary of our antibiotic usage guidelines.

“Hopefully this development will also help with the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance, ensuring antibiotics are prescribed appropriately.”

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