A geographical map showing the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care System region

Yorkshire & Humber Care Record is thrilled to announce that Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care System (ICS) has joined the partnership.  Yorkshire & Humber Care Record (YHCR) now combines four regions working together to connect care to improve people’s lives.  The original health partnerships included Humber, Coast & Vale; South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw; and West Yorkshire & Harrogate ICSs.

YHCR is a programme, underpinned by technology developed by our strategic partner Synanetics, which is joining up health and care records to provide the right information, to the right person, at the right time to improve the health and wellbeing of people across the region, safely and securely.

YHCR was one of five exemplars within NHS England’s Local Health and Care Record programme with an ambition for organisations to share data across the health and care system to help people get the right care at the right time in the right place, with safety and effectiveness. In April 2020, it successfully matured into a programme that is funded and supported by the three Integrated Care Systems – Humber, Coast & Vale; South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw; and West Yorkshire & Harrogate health partnerships that support the region and now Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

With LLR joining the programme it means that a further 1.1 million people with an additional 64,975 university students at the 3 universities, University of Leicester, De Montfort University and Loughborough University benefitting from improved connectivity of care.  It involves in the first two phases a large number of organisations including 132 GP surgeries, University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicestershire Partnership Trust, Leicester City Council, Leicester County Council, Rutland Council and Community Pharmacy.  With the intention to extend this offer to the East Midland Ambulance Service, NHS 111, care homes and local hospices in the near future.

Dr Rowan Sil, Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, Clinical Lead for Information Management and Technology said, “After a thorough assessment of all the viable options for the region it was agreed that the YHCR would provide the best value for public money whilst having a shared ownership of the solution. We have joined the YHCR to enable our LLR organisations to keep our existing electronic clinical and care systems that provide continuity for their current needs, whilst also progressing our ambition for a shared care record.”

Dr John Byrne, Senior Responsible Officer for the Yorkshire and Humber Care Record said, “We are delighted to welcome our new members to the team.  Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland share similar values and principles to ourselves and they will bring new ideas, solutions and challenges to the evolving work of this programme.”

YHCR and its partner organisations are committed to open standards which NHS X has recently stated will be mandated to ensure a consistent language of clinical terms to help staff share information, seamlessly across health and care settings, improving patient safety.  In simpler terms it means that the wide variety of IT systems that are used across the NHS and care system will find it easier to “talk to each other” because a common language is used, helping to join up patient care.

 

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Yorkshire & Humber Care Record

For further information on the Yorkshire & Humber Care Record please visit our website at www.YHCR.org, contact us on hnf-tr.yhcr@nhs.net or tweet @YHCareRecord

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Shared Care Record

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