NHS Digital, commissioned by NHSX, are developing a new NHS Cervical Screening Management System to replace the current call/recall system.
Business processes and continuity plans
With the implementation of the NHS Cervical Screening Management System you will need to review your existing cervical screening practice protocols and business processes.
Areas to consider are
- Smartcard policy
- new starter induction process
- leavers process
Transition and cutover planning
All partner organisations will need to follow the transition or cutover plan and have their own plan in place to deal with the proposed five day pause to the cervical screening system.
There are significant data protections changes when the old system changes to the new NHS Cervical Screening Management System. The new system is a single national system with access control based on NHS Smartcards, roles and workgroups and, whilst the organisations whose staff use the system remain data controllers for their patient information, NHS Digital is also a data controller for specific and limited aspects of provision of the service.
Pre and post go live activities
Ensure all relevant staff are informed of the go live date and all pre go live activities.