SCW CSU to extend child health information services across the south west

NHS South, Central & West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW CSU) has announced it will take over the Wiltshire Child Health Information Service (CHIS) from April 2022.

The CSU has also confirmed it will continue to manage the CHIS for Bath & North East Somerset, Gloucestershire and Swindon for the next four years.

SCW has been commissioned to create a single CHIS service, combining data of children aged 0-19 years, in one place across the areas.

The programme will now combine the data into one platform, providing an immunisation and screening record to support health and care teams. Going forward, the project also includes managing appointments and communication reminders.

Sue Trinder, Director of CHIS, said: “This is very exciting news. I am immensely proud of the SCW CHIS team who work very hard to deliver a well-valued service. We are delighted to extend the work we currently deliver in Bath & North East Somerset, Gloucestershire & Swindon to Wiltshire.

“Our focus now is to ensure a quick and seamless transfer for Wiltshire and to continue driving improvements which impact on the care and welfare of the children in the area.”

Earlier this week, HTN reported on news of the CSU supporting South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw ICS to launch a digital solutions market engagement activity.

The aim is to assess the current market capability to deliver a series of digital solutions to support the local population, ahead of an invitation to tender for the opportunity set to open in the first quarter of 2022.