Each month our Notts NHS App – Personal Health and Care Record Programme Board meet to discuss progress of the project. After each board meeting key messages are provided to members and stakeholders. As the project progresses, the key messages will be released here too.
We have begun our journey of rolling your personal health and care record. Roundwood Surgery were the 1st surgery to go live on 25th February 2020, followed by Trentside Surgery on 5th March 2020, Forest Medical on 9th March 2020, with Middleton Lodge scheduled to go live on 19th March 2020. Colleagues from NHIS are contacting remaining practices to start the implementation process.
We are continuing to work with secondary care providers as well as social care to obtain their priorities and requirements for the next phase of the programme and are continually developing digital care plans.
Lots of work is happening to encourage or citizens to sign up to the NHS App in readiness for it being integrated with the Personal Health and Care Record in the near future. Nottingham and Nottinghamshire currently has the highest percentage of the population registered for the NHS App in the country.
Implementation is not only helping GP practices to meet their GP contract requirements in relation to online consultations, but it is also providing the public with access to the digital health and care services they have asked for. During the current Covid-19 outbreak, the Personal Health and Care Record can help the system to provide safe healthcare ‘from a distance’ using secure messaging, online questionnaires, video consultations and care planning. It also allows professionals who may need to self-isolate, the ability to keep interacting with their patients from home.
This work has a special mention in the NHSX’s Tech Plan for health and care (see page 6) https://jointheconversation.scwcsu.nhs.uk/tech-plan