Nursing Home Paper Trail

Hi About 2 years ago now I inherited a nursing home from a colleague who was retiring from private practice – now he already had a system in place whereby he had a blank book in the home where he would write the date he was visiting and who he was planning to see – he would write in the patient notes at the home when they were seen but no other notes I have basically been following his lead (except that i write my own patient notes aswell with the paperwork from the society website) i take them home and put them away with my other private patient notes (all of whom are regular home visits – I just do a mobile practice evenings and weekends around my NHS work) I have been thinking about setting up a better system for a while (carers never know any medical details about patients, nurses always busy, patient files incomplete etc…) but I am a bit stumped – then when i visited at the weekend the book where we write our lists down has had all the pages taken out of the middle to be found nowhere…I was completely stumped had to go home and look at my old invoices to see who i should have seen – so I think this is the perfect time to implement my changes!!!! To make the situation more complex there is also an FHP who sees some patients there – she also keeps a book in the same system as the previous Podiatrist I would welcome any advice – if somebody has a system that works really well for them i would be overjoyed to hear from you!!!

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