The Yorkshire and Humber Care Record (exemplar for NHS England’s Local Health and Care Record programme) is progressing at pace. £1m in funding has been received and a further £2m is due at the end of March 2019. The project team have been engaging with clinicians, information governance and technical colleagues across the area via a series of workshops. Citizens across the region have also been engaged to understand their views on data sharing. The Joined Up Yorkshire and Humber report can be read here. Key team members are now in place with procurement underway to recruit additional resources to ensure smooth and efficient running of the programme.
In December 2018, partners took a big step forward by testing and succeeding in sharing synthetic (pretend) patient data between Rotherham Health Record and Leeds Care Record. We are now marching forward with the following organisation becoming pilots in sharing key patient information (e.g. medications, test results) by the end of March 2019:
· Yorkshire Ambulance Services
· Leeds Teaching Hospitals
· Rotherham Metropolitan District Council
· Rotherham General Hospital
· Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospital; and
· Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
The pilot involves clinical and care staff to ensure the work is relevant to improving care of people. It will also be overseen by information governance and cyber security colleagues to ensure patient data remains safe and only viewed appropriately by clinical and care staff providing care.