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Three new trusts join London Care Record

Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have started to share data through the London Care Record.

Including details such as allergies, medicines, latest test results and care plans, the London Care Record is currently said to be viewed one and a half million times a month by over 100,000 health and care staff.

The inclusion of Tavistock and Portman Hospital is said to be “an important step in improving joined up care for people with mental health conditions”, as the trust provides more than 30 specialist services. Moorfields also provides specialist eye services to people across London and beyond, and North Middlesex University Hospital serves more than 600,000 users.

Ode Omohwo, clinical digital lead at North Central London ICB, comments that the ICS is “committed to playing our part to realise the full potential of the London Care Record so even more people benefit from the joined up care it supports. This week marks a major milestone for this work and I would like to thank our partners at all three of the trusts for their hard work that really will make a difference to patient care across the capital and beyond.”

OneLondon’s senior programme manager, Sally Wiltshire, adds: “By securely sharing patient data through the London Care Record these Hospitals are helping make it an even richer tool for health and care staff. This is about ensuring our frontline staff have the information they need, when they need it, to inform their clinical decisions. Ultimately this will help them provide safe and effective care more quickly for the benefit of patients.”

In other news from the capital, we recently shared findings and recommendations from a digital otoscopy pilot from South West London ICB; and we also covered the news of a £98,000 contract award for a review of London’s virtual wards and remote monitoring programme.

In interviews from the region, HTN chatted with North West London ICB’s project manager for social prescribing Clare Gallagher on what makes digital social prescribing successful as well as priorities for the future.