Secondary Care

County Durham and Darlington prepares for EPR go-live

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust is to go-live with its new electronic patient record system this weekend.

Ahead of going live the trust has shared a series of videos from the trust’s medical director and associate director, sharing what the system will mean for patients and introducing what the new EPR will bring (below).

The programme called ‘EPR: delivering excellence in patient care’ is replacing paper-based notes and records and a “number of different, older systems with a new suite of digital tools and technologies”.

The trust said: “Our new electronic patient system is launching this weekend  This will mean all patient information will be available electronically, on a screen, at any hospital and any location, at any time, all of the time.”

Here, the trust’s medical director explains more and the trust’s associate director  explains what it will mean for patients.

The trust also shared a poster and leaflet for patients as part of its communications activity.

Good luck from the HTN team!