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Patient information systems unveiled at healthcare sites

14 November 2007

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Two Glasgow healthcare sites have been chosen to pilot a new scheme that aims to give patients greater access to information.

The “Info Points” at Easterhouse Health Centre and Gartnavel General Hospital have been designed to provide people with a range of advice at the touch of a button.

If they are deemed to be a success, the scheme will be extended to other NHS sites across Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Patients will be able to access information about issues such as healthy eating, exercise, and how to stop smoking, and will be able to find out more about services provided by the local Community Health and Care Partnership (CHCP).

Users will also be able to make free, direct calls to a number of organisations such as Smokeline, Travel Line and the Citizens Advice Bureau.

Marie Barclay, the East Glasgow CHCP administrator for Easterhouse & Baillieston Health Centres, said: “To be able to pull all of the information we provide for the many hundreds of people who come through our doors each week into one area will be of great benefit to us all.

“I hope this project will prove to be a success and we will do all we can to help make that happen.”

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