Secondary Care

Devon Partnership to introduce new psychological therapy dataset

Devon Partnership NHS Trust is set to introduce a new dataset providing psychological therapy data through the Medical Interoperability Gateway platform.

Following first of type testing at the trust, and a partnership between Healthcare Gateway and Mayden, the new ‘Mayden iaptus (IAPT) dataset’ will provide real-time access to information held within psychological therapy services.

The dataset provides information about a patient’s treatment status and their emergency contacts, aiming to form a holistic understanding of their needs. It includes patient demographics, episodes of care, assessments, outcome questionnaires, historic and future appointments, and documents and letters.

Commenting on the development, Rafael Sorribas, Chief Information Officer at Devon Partnership NHS Trust, said: “There are clear benefits to the citizens of Devon from making this data available for direct care purposes beyond the service. 25,000 patients are seen within our Talkworks service each year, that’s a significant proportion of the population who might need support elsewhere in the system and whose contact with services being known can ensure they receive the personalised support they need as quickly as possible.

“This is an incredibly positive thing to do, with few others having achieved it for this group of service users, and I am delighted to be part of making this happen here in Devon.”

Sarah Dunwell, Head of Projects and Product at Healthcare Gateway, added: “We’re delighted that Devon Partnership Trust have successfully completed testing of the new Mayden iaptus (IAPT) dataset, and that through this collaboration with Mayden we are now able to provide access to essential data from psychological therapy services as part of our offering.”

In September 2021, HTN welcomed Healthcare Gateway and SCW CSU for a live session as part of HTN Now, who shared their Connecting Care programme and how it is benefitting care homes and the justice system.