Work continues to deliver the new Northamptonshire Care Record (NCR)
Northamptonshire is taking a big step forward to modernise the way county health and care professionals can access and share their patient and citizen records – in a move that should lead to better care experiences for everyone in the county.
Historically, sharing complete, accurate and up-to-date information about patient care between partners has been challenging – and has often relied on traditional communication methods such as secure post, fax or email, which can be slow and sometimes unreliable.
The new Northamptonshire Care Record (NCR) will change this by joining up health and care records digitally across our county’s organisations so that all professionals directly involved in a person’s care can instantly access the information they need.
The NCR will bring together data from general practice, Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Northamptonshire County Council (adult and child social services), East Midlands Ambulance Services and, where appropriate, voluntary sector organisations involved in providing direct care.
Access to the NCR solution will be integrated with each organisation’s own core IT systems where possible. This will allow quick and easy access to holistic patient / citizen records directly from existing systems with no additional log-in or searching required.
• To support information sharing for the purposes of direct care
• To provide access to key information at the point of care for all organisations and their respective individuals / teams providing direct care to patients
• To provide a solution that is accessible via authorised devices including desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile phones.
The NCR solution is expecting to improve quality and efficiency, support new models of care and contribute to economies of scale service provision.