Sunday, 20 October 2013

QR Codes

QR Code is an abbreviation for 'Quick Response Code' which is the trademark for a two dimensional barcode originally developed for the car trade in Japan!  You may have seen these images of square black dots arranged in a square shape on a white background on adverts in magazines, bill boards etc.  If you have an Android, Blackberry or Apple iOS phone you can download a free QR reader which will read the code and then take your device to the item it is storing the information data about.  So for example, if your reader was to scan the first QR code inserted below - it would take you directly to the Vaccine Timeline chart on my last blog!  Just a bit of fun but also a quick way of accessing resources!

Here's another one - where does this take you ?  

Updated chart for the timeline of vaccines in the UK

I was very excited to see an updated chart of the 'Historical vaccine development and introduction of vaccines in the UK' when browsing the Public Health England website today.  Published on 4th October 2013, it includes all the recent vaccines added into the UK programmes. These are making us particularly busy in General Practice right now in the midst the flu campaign as well.  Practice Nurses are coping with all of this alongside their normal workload - I know many are finding it particularly stressful but thank you for doing an amazing job out there!  For a copy of the chart just click the image below.