Digital care management system provider everyLIFE and NHS Digital have announced an ‘industry first’ integration between GPs and social care providers.
The significant step forward in information sharing and interoperability has been made possible through the implementation of GP Connect Access Record: HTML with everyLIFE’s digital care management system.
Taffy Gatawa, everyLIFE’s Clinical Safety Officer, said: “Ensuring that the right information is in the right hands at the right time to deliver safe care and the best possible care outcomes has been at the core of what everyLIFE was set up in 2014 to achieve. With real time sharing from today of clinically relevant data such as Problems and Issues, Allergies and Adverse Reactions, Acute and Repeat Medication, between GPs and authorised social care clinicians, the provision of person-centred care takes a milestone leap forward.
Michelle McDermott, Programme Manager in GP Connect at NHS Digital, added: “This is a really important step in more joined up care and we’re thrilled to be working with the social care suppliers to allow access to the GP Patient record for clinicians working with social care settings. everyLIFE’s enthusiasm for this project has been great to see and we look forward to continuing to work with them in the name of better patient care”
Juliette Millard, Head of Clinical Governance, Newcross Healthcare Solutions, commented: “We are really excited about GP Connect within PASS, it will have a positive impact for our clinicians and how we manage medicines for our service users living in the community. It will also enable us to access changing information about the health and wellbeing of the people we support in a timely way, ensuring that we work in true partnership with our medical and healthcare colleagues to achieve the best outcomes possible.”