Rotherham benefitting from being connected to Yorkshire Ambulance Service via Yorkshire & Humber Care Record

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust further connects with the Yorkshire & Humber Care Record so clinical and care staff can now see the transfer of care documentation that Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) creates when transferring patients to the hospital saving time, increasing efficiency and improving patient care.

Providing a rapid, simple and smooth process in administration when receiving a patient into hospital (acute care) saves time and resources.  The patient also benefits from clinical and care staff seeing their up to date information at an appropriate time.    It is understood the time saved is on average 6 minutes per patient and Rotherham tends to receive 70 patients per day via ambulance.  This equates to an incredible 7 hours per day of admin time saved.

Steven How, Consultant in EM and Health Informatics Clinical Lead in UECC at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust said “We have worked together to put in place a system that is supporting the Urgent and Emergency Care Centre (UECC) Reception staff and Yorkshire Ambulance Service crews into producing a quicker and smoother transfer of care of YAS patients to our Emergency Department.   Our patients are booked in automatically so that we can initiate actions the instant they arrive.  This has been long awaited and we are glad that it is functioning as expected.  We are now uploading the Patient Report Form electronically for patients attending the Emergency Department via the ambulance.”

Pippa Philpott, Receptionist at UECC The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, said “We have been running with the new system here in the UECC for several weeks now.  The system has been working well and the registration process is not as time consuming.  The ease of saving the Patient Report Form is also good as the system automatically uploads to the patients notes.  Moving forward with the new system will make the whole process a lot easier.”

The process which is now automated has been live at Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust for a number of months and has further evolved to include using the Google Cloud Platform for added data security.

Image courtesy of Yorkshire Ambulance Service.