The standards ensure that records can be easily found when needed, particularly in an emergency and means patients won’t have to repeat information.
As staff at Health and Social Care Northern Ireland (HSCNI) surveyed a landscape of disparate clinical systems, they harboured a vision: a comprehensive care record for every patient using HSCNI services. It’s a vision which has now been a reality for five years.
Following a successful pilot with a small number of nurses, consultants and podiatrists, the service can now be accessed by all diabetes clinicians in Northern Ireland to help better inform the care of more than 100,000 patients.
Imperial begins recruiting patients at scale for open shared portal that puts individuals in control of deciding who can see their medical records.
Physical and mental healthcare interact in complex and significant ways, and yet traditionally the NHS has treated the two as separate issues. Can digital shared records help address this unhelpful separation and improve patient care? Jennifer Trueland investigates.
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System C & Graphnet Care Alliance’s initial deployment adds locator records for patients who have been referred to Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP).
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The new NHS Digital service enables paramedics and mental health nurses to find out whether the patient they are treating has a mental health crisis plan, by a means of helping inform their treatment.
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Areas of focus include urgent and end-of-life care, diagnostics, radiology and pathology diagnostics, stroke prevention and improving health in the capital.
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This first stage sets out what information should be recorded about vaccinations and emergency medicines supplied by community pharmacies.
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