Secondary Care

Data streams added to Dorset Care Record

The Dorset Care Record has announced a series of new data streams of health and social care records are to be live this week.

The new data feeds such as allergy information means that a quarter of the proposed data feeds within the care record will have been successfully integrated.

Peter Gill, DCR chairman and Director of Informatics at RBCH and Poole Hospital, said the additional records would help health and social care professionals make clearer decisions about people’s care.

“It will mean that practitioners will be able to have easier access to results and reports across the county.”

Currently 900 health and social care professionals are using the Dorset Care Record across the partnership and all GP practices are connected across the county.

For the first time, allergy information from Dorset County Hospital will come on stream, which, for example, will be useful for hospital teams who will be able to prescribe more safely.

The new data streams means hospital pharmacy prescription teams will be able to check what has been prescribed with regards to medicine reconciliation.

Emergency Department encounter information from Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch (RBCH) and Poole Hospitals is also going live. It means that ED encounter information will be available county wide.

The Dorset Care Record is a partnership supported by NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group, Dorset County Hospital, Poole Hospital, Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals, Dorset HealthCare, Dorset Council, Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Council and the South Western Ambulance Service Trust.