Local Care Record shortlisted

The Local Care Record has been shortlisted in the Best Emerging Technology and IT category of the Patient Safety Awards. Local Care Record film

Now in their 8th year, the Patient Safety Awards recognise and reward outstanding practice within the NHS and independent healthcare organisations.

The Local Care Record has been shortlisted in the Best Emerging Technology and IT award category. The Local Care Record joins-up patient records between 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 healthcare 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 patients. Find out more at kingshealthpartners.org/localcarerecord

The Local Care Record formally launched in February 2016 and feedback so far has been positive. It has improved patient safety by helping clinical teams understand and maintain consistency around advice given for long term conditions, reducing lengths of stay and speeding up decision making in emergency departments, and reduced repetition of blood tests and brain scans.

King’s College Hospital was shortlisted in the Technology and IT to Improve Patient Safety category for the use of e-prescribing to reduce hypoglycaemia in patients undergoing certain treatments. 

The Health Innovation Network (HIN) was also shortlisted in the Patient Safety in Care of Older People category.

The shortlisted projects will now complete presentations and interviews to a judging panel made up of senior and influential figures from the health sector. The awards will be handed out at a ceremony held at Manchester Central alongside the Patient Safety Congress on 5 July 2016. 

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