Sites Live April 2019

We are excited to announce that the following sites are now active this April!

As part of the North West London Care Information Exchange (CIE), the following teams are now active:

  • Lancelot Medical Practice is creating patient records with details of the patient’s medication, demographics, diagnoses and allergies. The practice can also see patient information held in the Care Information Exchange network.
  • As part of the Chelsea and Westminister NHS Test Beds programme, the Heart Failure (HF) team are inviting patients treated at West Middlesex Hospital to see their blood results, radiography reports, encounters and any other appointments through PKB. Patients also see their Heart Failure care plans which hold important information and advice from the nurse specialist to help patients track their own HF symptoms and measurements, in addition to their data from the Care Information Exchange network. Patients are encouraged to invite their local GP to share their record. Soon, patients will also see their discharge and clinic letters in CIE.
  • The Medicine for the Elderly and Discharge teams at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust are working closely with social care teams at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster City Council to bridge the gap between hospital and social care services by using the Care Information Exchange to share information and to support discharge planning. The teams can see lots of useful information including inpatient activity, care plans, medications and discharge information.
    Look out for further insights about this new multi-disciplinary approach in a new blog coming soon!

Three NHS organisations are now using Patients Know Best (PKB) together in Cheshire as part of a network with approximately 57,000 patient records created to date from East Cheshire NHS Trust, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Meadowside GP Practice.

  • As part of this, the Maternity team at East Cheshire NHS Trust is using PKB with two of their local teams to enable continuity of care for patients supported by the same team of midwives. Mums-to-be can also see their record and a library of online resources plus details of any appointments.

And finally, as part of our integration with the NHS Wales Informatics Service:

  • The Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) team at Swansea Bay University Health Board are using Patients Know Best (PKB) to support the treatment and management of DCR (commonly known as blocked tear ducts). The team are monitoring patient symptoms and gathering clinical information from patients pre and post-operatively to manage their care more effectively.

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