University Hospitals Sussex opens EPR early market engagement

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust has started an early market engagement phase as part of its electronic patient records solution procurement.

The trust plans to procure a modular EPR to meet the minimum digital foundation requirements as part of the national frontline digitisation programme and to support its own strategic ‘patient first’ priorities.

Its patient first objectives aim to transform hospital services and focus on continued improvements, supporting staff to identify improvement opportunities and to make those happen.

For the trust’s planned EPR, the solution must integrate with existing applications, and support safety and flow. Some of the requirements include a single clinical portal, e-noting, e-observations, care planning, clinical collaboration, orders and results, patient administration, contact management and remote monitoring.

The trust noted that “providers of modular EPR solutions which are available through either the NHS London Procurement Partnership Clinical Digital Solutions framework, or NHSE’s Health Systems Support framework” are invited to join the trust’s market engagement exercises.

To support the EPR programme, the trust has partnered with Private Public Ltd and CURSHAW for the development of the EPR solution business case, the early market engagement, and the procurement.

A series of webinars are taking place this month as part of the trust’s early market engagement. For details email

At HTN, earlier in the month we reported on Liverpool Women’s going live with its electronic patient record and The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust has announced the launch of their new electronic health record programme.