Secondary Care

FHIR APIs link Graphnet’s shared care record to new National Record Locator Service

The System C & Graphnet Care Alliance has announced that it has completed the phase one integration of its CareCentric shared care record to the new NHS Digital National Record Locator Service.

Adrian Burke, clinical lead for the National Record Locator Service and the CCIO at the CWP, said: “The addition of mental health information to the record locator is a giant step forward in terms of integrating care models and I am delighted with how the NHS Digital team, Graphnet and CWP worked so well together to get record locator integration over the line. The degree of commitment and energy expended has been colossal.”

This initial deployment adds locator records for patients who have a referral to the Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP), a mental health and community service provider. It does this via the Cheshire shared care record, which is built with Graphnet’s CareCentric software. The project will also enable paramedics who are called out to a patient to remotely access that patient’s information to support their direct care.

The first use-case partners will be North West, North East, Yorkshire and London Ambulance Services – working with their local mental health trusts; Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Humber NHS Foundation Trust, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Beverley Bryant, chief operating officer for the System C & Graphnet Care Alliance said: “CareCentric deployments now cover around 13m patients across the UK and sharing records securely across geographical boundaries is an important next step. The development of national services such as the record locator and the roll out of FHIR standards across care settings accelerate our ability to meet this goal and we are delighted to be making rapid progress.”