The aim is to connect patient information across the North East and North Cumbria with work expected to begin in spring 2019.
The new £12.5 million, seven-year contract will focus on building on and joining up existing shared care records for 3.8m citizens across Surrey, the Thames Valley and Buckinghamshire.
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Speaking at The Royal Society event today, Matt Hancock’s call for more counsellors will form part of the National Genomics Healthcare Strategy.
Dame Caldicott was appointed national data guardian for health in 2014 to ensure the public can trust their health data is used appropriately.
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The new system uses a process that copies, transfers and stores the whole GP database, rather than the minimal data required to update vaccinations data.
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Radiology results as well as pathology reports and referrals are now included on the shared record which is part of the Wessex LHCRE.
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For Ewan Davis, the recent reported annoyance over the purpose of local health and care record exemplars (LHCREs) is misplaced – he argues that it was always the intention for LHCREs to enable a national data resource. He also believes that such a resource is necessary and valuable. But he suggests it will only be possible if changes are made and the lessons of the past heeded.
Speaking at the ‘Empowering people in a digital world’ conference on 13 February, Matthew Swindells discussed how technology fits into the Long Term Plan.
When the Local Health and Care Record Exemplars LHCREs were created, the official line is that they would support local direct care and enable population health management and analytics at regional level. But, as Digital Health editor Jon Hoeksma reports, tensions are emerging on whether they should also provide a bridge to a federated care.data-like national data resource.