Local Care Record roll-out
The Local Care Record, currently joining up patient records across Southwark and Lambeth, will be rolled out to GP practices in Bromley.
The Local Care Record will be rolled out to GP practices in Bromley over the coming months. 16 GP practices have signed up to take part in a first phase pilot that will see them go live and using the Local Care Record by the New Year. It is hoped the remaining GP practices in the area will go live in Spring 2017.
The Local Care Record currently joins up patient records between all GP practices in Lambeth and Southwark and Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts. It enables professionals to view a patient’s medications, previous treatments, test results and any other clinical information at the touch of button, helping improve the safety of care they provide to people.
The Local Care Record, formally launched in February 2016, has improved patient care by helping professionals understand and maintain consistency around advice given for long-term conditions, speeding up decision making in emergency departments, and reducing repetition of blood tests and brain scans. Last month the Local Care Record won a prestigious digital health award for ‘Best use of IT to support integrated healthcare services’.
Professor John Moxham, Director of Clinical Strategy at King’s Health Partners, said:
The Local Care Record is already making a real difference to patients and healthcare workers in Southwark and Lambeth. Its roll-out to Bromley means we can continue to build on this success, linkup more GP practices, improve patient safety and support integrated care.
Dr Mark Essop, local GP and Clinical Lead at NHS Bromley CCG, said:
Patients have told us they want more joined-up care and better systems so that health staff have easy access to appropriate and accurate information about their care. They don’t want to keep repeating their story to different clinicians. This new electronic record system is a huge step forward in delivering more co-ordinated care for our patients.
Find out more about the Local Care Record by watching this video or reading more here.
The Local Care Record was developed as part of Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care (SLIC), supported by the IT team in Essentia - Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust’s capital, estates and facilities, and IT directorate - and funded by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity.