Texting patients pre-consult would boost preventive care, says GP

Dr Oliver Frank is calling for an overhaul of practice software to stop patients missing out on screening

A prominent GP has taken aim at "simplistic" general practice software that he claims is leading patients to miss out on preventive care.

Dr Oliver Frank.

Dr Oliver Frank says current electronic clinical record systems need updating to send patients automated texts before consults to let them know about screening and other preventative healthcare activities.

Currently most on-screen prompts