National Vision User Group
The National Vision User Group was formed in the eighties when GP computing was a novelty. Of the systems exhibited at the first GP computing event in Cambridge, only Vision (then VAMP) has stood the test of time.
Vision’s strength has always been its flexibility, and this matches the NHS IT strategy that require a multitude of IT systems – health, social services, local government – to share appropriate data. Vision 360 and the MIG (owned by INPS and EMIS) will enable Vision users to participate fully.
With established government systems in place for NHS IT, the role of the User Group is increasingly focussed on system development to support this data-sharing and joint-working era, providing an informed and supportive conduit for user needs.
Run by users for users, NVUG ensures nationwide representation:
- English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish;
- urban and rural;
- large and small;
- hosted and with local servers.
The NVUG National Panel ensures that the system is not hijacked by a vociferous few focused on their personal requirements.
In a change from the usual arrangements, this year NVUG is not arranging a 2-day 4-Nations conference in the Midlands. Instead, INPS are arranging a series of free one-day conferences at 5 locations in SE, Midlands, and Manchester
I often hear people ask Receptionists if Dr X has gone home or if Nurse Z is around. There are a few simple ways of doing this, such as checking for cars in the car park etc but I like this way.
Apply for a vacancy on the Panel (committee), Attend the AGM Noon on Sat Sept 26th at www.marriottforestofarden.co.uk
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