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The first step in providing modern, responsive services for children is to ensure that key health information can be shared appropriately with all those involved in the care of a child. We are doing this by working with colleagues across health, care and information technology to redesign information services and to promote interoperability within the Healthy Child programme to:
- support personalised care
- promote the offer and uptake of preventative programmes
- support integration across the domains of health, social care and education.
The child health interoperability programme uses National Event Management Service (NEMS) to transfer events from the Personal Demographic Service including results from new born hearing screening, newborn physical examinations and newborn blood spot screening to services and organisations that need to see that information.
The National Failsafe Management Service (NPFMS) is a digital system for population tracking and screening.
The National Events Management Service (NEMS) utilises the NHS Spine to enable the sharing of a patient’s healthcare information in near real-time across different care settings.