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Thoughts about the field of NHS and IT

So you want to code?

There has been a lot of talk recently in UK health related IT sites around getting clinicians to code mainly catalysed by an article on Tim Kelsey’s opinion on the matter¬†in E-Health Insider.

This subject has been very emotive for me for a little while. When I talk tech to fellow GPs, they tend to look at me with a¬†glazed look unless I speak like a soft system designer. Developers on the other hand either don’t know how to handle me, or take me with a pinch of salt. You’re in this half way house and don’t quite fit into either world.

2 Blogs whose authors I have a great amount of respect for summed up the issues perfectly:

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