Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has signed a contract with TPP to deploy its SystmOne module for mental health.

The trust will implement TPP’s software across mental health later this year, allowing Derbyshire Healthcare to benefit from a single electronic patient record (EPR) across the majority of its services.

The trust, which is a specialist provider of children’s, learning disability, substance misuse and mental health services across community, inpatient and specialist settings, currently uses the SystmOne Community module for substance misuse and children’s services.

The implementation of the mental health module follows a period of consultation and collaboration with employees to help identify better ways of working that meet the needs of the Derbyshire community.

As a result, clinical and administrative staff will be able to serve a population of more than one million citizens across Derbyshire using a single integrated EPR platform, with increased capacity to work closer with other services within the trust itself, as well as partner organisations across the region.

Mark Powell, chief operating officer for Derbyshire Healthcare, said: “We know that SystmOne has been positive for our colleagues in substance misuse and children’s services.

“The work we’ve been doing with users of our EPR systems indicates that working to a single system will make us more consistent, more effective, and ultimately, being able to provide the best possible services to our community.

“We feel that implementing SystmOne throughout the majority of our services provides the best opportunity to achieve those goals.”

The extended implementation of SystmOne will also bolster shared care efforts in the region, with many GP and community services also using TPP’s clinical platform.

The decision forms part of Derbyshire Healthcare’s, strategic transformation programme, which aims to create more consistent processes, improve cross-team working, improve digital maturity and provide better care to the people of Derbyshire.

Ashley Brook, TPP director, said: “I am particularly pleased to be extending our relationship with Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. We’re very much looking forward to working with the Trust to help them improve the effectiveness of how they record their patient information.

“As many of the services across the Derbyshire region are already utilising SystmOne, the Trust will be aided in enhancing efficiencies and providing better care to patients through integrating their patient records internally and externally with the wider health care system.”