Secondary Care

Torbay and South Devon NHS live with TPP maternity

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust has gone live with TPP SystmOne Maternity, through which they have digitised the maternity pathway from antenatal through to postnatal care.

With maternity care now ‘centred on a complete and integrated digital care record’, the trust expects that more than 25,000 women will benefit from the new system yearly.

The system has been developed using TPP’s Clinical Development Kit functionality to create data entry templates and visualisations specific to the teams who will be using the system in practice, and to create customised safeguarding content to support and protect vulnerable families.

TPP said the tool means all medical and nursing notes are captured in a single record, including advanced functionality to support staff with the management of more complex pregnancies through clinical decision support, alerts, and a maternity timeline.

Airmid, the company’s app, is provided for women using the maternity service, allowing them to access their records, view upcoming appointments, complete questionnaires at home and receive personalised advice.

“We are excited to be working with TPP to introduce a new maternity IT system here at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust,” said Tracy Moss, Head of Strategic Systems’ Software Development at the trust. “The new system is expected to bring a wealth of clinical as well as efficiency benefits for our maternity teams and the wider organisation. Moving forward, we would like to continue to work with TPP to deploy other SystmOne products, both within our maternity unit and across our wider Torbay and South Devon organisation.”

Charlotte Knowles, Managing Director at TPP, commented: “We are delighted that the trust are already seeing significant benefits for staff and patients from TPP Maternity. The dedication of the staff here has been truly inspiring. We are looking forward to working together to continue to make better use of technology to improve the experience and outcomes for pregnant women and their families.”