Finding a solution
Jason Scott, Enterprise Solutions Architect at the Trust was involved in looking at a potential solution that would allow access to GP patient records and integrate easily with the Trust’s existing systems. At this point, he started to look at GP Connect, a suite of API based products delivered by NHS Digital.
GP Connect allows GP practices and authorised clinical NHS staff to share and view GP practice clinical information and data for patients between IT systems, quickly and efficiently for the purposes of Direct Care. GP Connect Access Record: HTML provides real time access to a patient’s GP record, in a read only format, including a summary of consultations and medications.
Evaluation of Access Record: HTML by the Trust IT department and clinicians found this to be a good fit and the decision was made to develop a consumer system to make use of the capability.
Access Record: HTML - benefits realised
Access Record: HTML was enabled at the trust on 29 April 2020 and so far, it has been very well received by clinicians.
For example, roll-out into Medical Assessment Wards has seen a transformation in how patients are assessed, especially out of hours. Assessment would normally involve speaking to the patient and family members to understand medical history and medications. This could also involve trying to reach a patient’s GP for information.
Aileen Coupe, Consultant in Acute Medicine, says:
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