Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) is now sharing the electronic care record for emergency ambulance frontline and call centre patient encounters through the Yorkshire & Humber Care Record (YHCR), providing a rich history to help inform ongoing patient care. 

Records from 18th October 2023 are available to view via the YHCR Interweave Portal for all participating health and social care organisations.

Interweave is the technology that powers the shared care record, and this is managed by our Trust.

The new approach will help enable:

  • Care providers to gain a fuller knowledge of patients’ use of emergency services, with access to the clinical record from those encounters.
  • Improvements to patient experience and care options’ evaluation through access to the emergency care patient record.
  • Identification of patients who frequently access services, and information on recent patient observations and treatments to improve continuity of care.

Dr Steven Dykes, YAS Deputy Medical Director, commented on the importance of this project: “Ambulance clinician access to rich patient information and wider healthcare records is key to providing individualised patient care in the right place, at the right time. YAS is prioritising data sharing with both our own clinicians and health and social care partners to ensure that patients experience joined-up, safer care through the urgent and emergency care pathway.”

Lee Rickles, CIO at Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust and Programme Director for YHCR, affirmed: “It is great to see YAS broaden their data provision to share information on all patient encounters. As a regional healthcare provider this information has a wide reach.”

Learn more about YCHR here.

Learn more about Interweave here.