A new integrated care record is set to be introduced across Swindon and Wiltshire after the local clinical commissioning group awarded a contract to Graphnet to deliver its CareCentric software.
CareCentric is already being used in neighbouring Bath and North East Somerset and will now be widened to include the organisations and populations of Swindon and Wiltshire.
The clinical commissioning groups merged in April 2020 to form the Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
The project will bring together health and care records from 94 general practices, Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, Wiltshire Health & Care, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, Swindon Borough Council, Wiltshire Council, Bath and North East Somerset Council, Medvivo, Virgin Care and Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.
Staff working at different health and care organisations involved in an individual’s care will be able to use the new integrated record to securely access relevant information about that individual from within their local system using single sign-on.
Jason Young, assistant director of digital transformation at Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG, said: “Health and care professionals who work across the area will soon have easier access to the information they need to care for those who use our services.
“This will support improvements to care and help our services be as efficient as possible.”
Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG will also be adopting Graphnet’s population health platform across its care economy to understand the region’s current and future, health and care needs so proactive action can be taken to tailor better care and support for residents.
Brian Waters, chief executive at Graphnet, added: “We are excited to be supporting BSW CCG on its record sharing journey.
“We are also looking forward to helping the whole of Bath, North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire develop its population health agenda and use the information held in the shared record to help plan, manage and improve services for people in the area.”