Our clinical services
Welcome to the section of our website for healthcare
If you are a GP or commissioner, and you cannot find what you need
or have comments on how we could improve this section of the site,
please email GP Liaison.
Phasing out faxing
UH Bristol has for some time now been looking at ways to improve
patient safety, by providing information more quickly and safely,
and improve our Information Governance risk. One such project
plans to cease faxing of patient sensitive information as part of a
phased programme, completing by the end of March 2015. This
decision has also been influenced by the NHS England plan to become
paperless by 2018.
From 1 September 2014 Bristol practices
will be required to access clinic letters, discharge summaries and
patient correspondence electronically via the Clinical Document
Service (CDS). For further information about CDS contact firstname.lastname@example.org or
see this document for
more detail. All other practices shall revert to post unless
specific arrangements for access to CDS are made with individual
practices who are interested in taking this route.
Leads from the Trust will be visiting Practice Manager and
Clinical Forums in the coming weeks to offer support and receive
feedback. Queries can also be fed back through email@example.com.
For full details of the proposal and supporting documents please
UH Bristol's GP Handbook, containing details of
all services, referral information and consultants, can be
downloaded as a PDF here. Please email GP
Liaison if you would like an A5 hard copy. Updates made to
the GP Handbook since it was published are available here.
are also available online for radiology, endoscopy and