NHS trust

North West Anglia FT shares A&E attendances, inpatient and outpatient appointments across its ICS

North West Anglia Foundation Trust has gone live with submitting inpatient and outpatient appointment, emergency department attendances and booking information data into the regional shared care record.

Providers across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough ICS can now view this information through the shared care record, with North West Anglia being the first acute trust to go live.

The trust noted that “this means that clinicians and other health and social care staff using the shared care record and delivering patient care across our region will be able to see what hospital appointments their patient has previously had at NWAFT and if, for example, they are waiting for follow up treatment.”

As part of the digital programme, it is expected that new and additional data will be shared across the ICS in this way.

The shared care record spans 87 general practices, grouped into 22 primary care networks, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridgeshire Community Service NHS Trust, Cambridgeshire County Council, NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (the local Integrated Care Board), North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, Peterborough City Council , and Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

For a recent HTN interview on shared care records, we spoke with Paul Henderson and Astrid Grant from Channel 3 Consulting, who shared their insights in this area. The discussion focused on benefits, challenges, the opportunities and the role of shared care records in transforming services, as well as covering where shared care records are going, the key areas for improvement, funding and distribution.

Last month, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital went live connecting to their shared care record, and last summer, Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust went live with the provision of data to the Yorkshire and Humber Care Record.