Salisbury, Great Western Hospitals and Royal United Hospitals Bath to implement shared EPR

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust are to implement a new shared electronic patient record, with Oracle Health selected to supply the digital solution.

NHS England’s frontline digitisation programme is providing investment and practical support to assist the move, which will also be backed by “significant investment” from Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire ICB over the 23/24 – 26/27 financial years.

The ICB’s CEO Sue Harriman calls the shared EPR “a tangible example of how real-life integration is happening in earnest across our region”.

Dr Roger Stedman, senior responsible officer for the shared EPR programme, adds: “The fully integrated system will provide a complete, instant view of patient data within a single information space, ensuring the right information is available at the right time. By sharing knowledge between our three organisations, we’ll improve patient care and experience, making it easier for patients to move between hospitals and departments as their records will be visible wherever they are in the region.”

It is hoped that the shared EPR will go live across the three trusts during 2026.

Last month HTN reported on the deployment of two new EPR functionalities at Medway Hospital as well as the awarding of an EPR implementation support contract by East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust.

We also previously reported on the news that North London Mental Health Partnership is to move to a single electronic patient record system for the partnership, with a “comprehensive data migration of clinical data and consultation records” taking place this month.

This spring we have also been publishing explorations off digital health and data across the ICS regions in 2024; the South West edition can be found here, including further insights into digital and data across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire and neighbouring integrated care systems.