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Lexacom secures multiple contracts at CCGs and Federations

Lexacom has recently secured new contracts from seven clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and a number of GP clusters and federations looking to benefit from digital dictation and document creation software.

GPs rely on dictation systems to transfer their clinical expertise to paper as quickly and efficiently as possible. The advent of digital dictation has seen significant advances in the speed of referrals and accuracy of information being shared. However, most systems rely on a local area network to share data, restricting the use of digital dictation to one site.

Lexacom Connect was developed to directly support the growing need for GPs and other clinicians to work together effectively.

NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS HMR CCG) commented: “We have recently worked with Lexacom to roll out advanced digital dictation software to 35 GP Practices in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale. The new upgraded service allows improved efficiency and consistency across the Rochdale borough for GP Practices”.

Lexacom Connect is helping CCGs, federations and individual practices save time and manage resources more effectively. Clinicians at Southernhay Practice in Exeter are using Lexacom Connect with Lexacom Echo speech recognition to maximise efficiency, which has contributed to a significant time saving. Practice Manager, Cindy Flatt, said: “Introducing the combined administrator role alongside Lexacom Echo has freed up at least 20 hours a week.”

Pioneering Federation, South Cheshire and Vale Royal Alliance, is using Lexacom Connect to support information sharing across its practices. Head of Projects, Tara Moylan, said: “The combination of remote working, shared secretarial pools, speech recognition and outsourced transcription gives our 30 practices a variety of options to consider as we work together to improve efficiency and patient care.”

New contracts secured in recent months to provide Lexacom for GP practices and/or community teams include:

  • Derbyshire Community Healthcare
  • Trafford CCG
  • South Warwickshire CCG
  • South Cheshire and Vale GP Alliance
  • Pennine Care
  • Camden CCG
  • Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (Wales)
  • Taf Elly GP Cluster
  • Heywood Middleton and Rochdale CCG
  • Mansfield and Ashfield CCG