Informatics in Primary Care

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Informatics in Primary Care is a journal of the Health Informatics Specialist Group of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.  It publishes high-quality research papers, literature reviews and letters from both researchers and practitioners in the fields of health and clinical informatics and its focus is on informatics research from the front lines of health care. 

We look to publish articles about how computers and information technology can be incorporated into clinical workflow, be used to measure quality and health outcomes.  We are interested in how computerised medical records can better record the clinical status of patients and can be used to measure the quality, safety and efficiency of health care professionals and organisations – including primary care, hospital, mental health, and social and community care.  The scope of the journal also includes integrated care and how genetic data might be used to enhance health care.

The electronic archive of recent volumes of Informatics in Primary Care (from 2001 - 2012) can be accessed free of charge on IngentaConnect. The electronic archive of older volumes of the journal (from 1995 - 2000) is available online courtesy of PRIMIS. They can be accessed free of charge at


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Posted: 2014-11-10
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Vol 22, No 1

Table of Contents

Research article

Using information to deliver safer care: a mixed-methods study exploring general practitioners’ information needs in North West London primary care HTML PDF
Nikolaos Mastellos, Josip Car, Azeem Majeed, Paul Aylin 207-213
Characteristics of electronic patient-provider messaging system utilisation in an urban health care organisation HTML PDF
Sean Patrick Mikles, Thelma J Mielenz 214-221
Using the Internet as a source of information and support: a discussion paper on the risks and benefits for children and young people with long-term conditions HTML PDF
Jaqui Hewitt-Taylor 222-226
A simple clinical coding strategy to improve recording of child maltreatment concerns: an audit study HTML PDF
Andrew Peter McGovern, Jenny Woodman, Janice Allister, Jeremy van Vlymen, Harshana Liyanage, Simon Jones, Imran Rafi, Simon de Lusignan, Ruth Gilbert 227-234
Examining the symptom of fatigue in primary care: a comparative study using electronic medical records HTML PDF
Kathryn Nicholson, Moira Stewart, Amardeep Thind 235-243

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Online ISSN 1475-9985 - Print ISSN 1476-0320. Published by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT