Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust (NGH) has announced that Nervecentre is the preferred supplier for its new Electronic Patient Record (EPR) system.

Across a ten-year programme, Nervecentre’s fully featured EPR will create new opportunities to transform healthcare services at NGH and propel the trust’s digital capabilities to HIMSS level 5 and beyond. With everything together in one place, Nervecentre is proven to improve care, save clinical time, and encourage better decision-making.

The cloud-based Nervecentre implementation will give clinicians access to real-time electronic patient records on mobile devices at the patient’s bedside, replacing millions of sheets of paper per year, helping NGH to be more sustainable.

Nervecentre was confirmed as the preferred bidder after scoring the highest in a rigorous competitive tender process. NGH aims to start deploying Nervecentre in 2025.

This NGH EPR announcement comes hot on the heels of the news that the two acute NHS trusts in Derbyshire – University Hospitals of Derby and Burton (UHDB) and Chesterfield Royal Hospital (CRH) – also recently selected Nervecentre as their joint EPR in early November.

Hemant Nemade, Medical Director NGH, said: “We are really excited to be working with Nervecentre as our chosen EPR supplier.

“This is a significant investment in our hospital to move away from paper patient records supporting an improved patient experience and enhancing our collaboration with healthcare partners by digitising our services”.

Paul Volkaerts, CEO at Nervecentre, added: “I am delighted to welcome Northampton to Nervecentre’s rapidly growing community of EPR customers.

“It is good to see that clinicians are voting for systems with high levels of usability, and we look forward to a long partnership. The growing number of trusts deploying Nervecentre in the region will help with collaboration and improved flow for regional patient pathways.”