Hampshire rejects SCR for HHR
The largest primary care trust in England has decided not to implement the Summary Care Record in the next 12 months and to expand its own shared care record system instead.
At least four southern trusts plan for Lorenzo
At least four hospitals in the South of England intend to implement Lorenzo, according to informatics plans, with community and mental health trusts taking systems from both TPP and CSE-Servelec. In NHS South Central, several hospital trusts that have yet to receive a system under the National Programme for IT in the NHS appear to be planning […]
Winchester deploys new e-prescribing system
Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust deployed a hospital wide e-prescribing system in just four days. The trust decided that its old e-prescribing system was outdated and chose JAC’s Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration solution to replace it. Damien Kelly, the trust’s lead pharmacist electronic prescribing and pharmacy systems IT manager said: “The usual approach […]
CfH aims for 4 million HealthSpace users by 2014
NHS Connecting for Health says it is hoping to sign up 4m patients to its online personal health record HealthSpace by 2014. The ambitious target is understood to form part of the business case for HealthSpace, for which Treasury funding is being sought. Development plans for the patient portal are still awaiting Treasury approval. HealthSpace has […]
Watch this HealthSpace
NHS Connecting for Health is hoping to get Treasury approval in the next few weeks to develop its online health organiser HealthSpace. The organiser allows patients in some of the early adopter areas to access their Summary Care Record. They must complete strict security checks, which include presenting two forms of ID showing the same […]
SCR roll-out begins
NHS Stoke on Trent has kicked off the national roll-out of the Summary Care Record, while another primary care trust has ditched controversial plans to obtain details of patients who have already opted-out of the SCR. NHS Stoke on Trent is the first PCT taking part in the national roll-out to launch its patient information […]
On the right pathway
The latest column from NHS Connecting for Health looks at the work of the award winning NHS Pathways team.
Fast followers to lead SCR roll out
Seventeen primary care trusts are due to begin implementing the Summary Care Record before 1 April as part of a ‘fast follower’ group that will lead the national roll-out of the SCR.
GP2GP hits 100,000 transfers
Connecting for Health has announced that GP2GP has now completed over 100,000 electronic health record transfers. To date, 149 primary care trusts – more than 4,000 practices – are using the clinical systems EMIS LV 5.2 and INPS Vision 3 to transfer records between GP practices. GP2GP enables patients’ electronic health records to be transferred […]
Hampshire PCT outsources GP IT support
Hampshire PCT has outsourced its IT support for all GP practices in the county to health IT specialists Healthcare Computing. The company will now provide support to more than 180 sites across the PCT which is the largest primary care trust in the UK covering more than 700,000 patients. The PCT was already using Healthcare […]