GP Connect enhancing information for our staff

Published: 06 July 2021 to 31 December 2098

In Spring 2021, we went live with GP Connect, enhancing the information clinical and care staff can access about people in their care using connectivity generated by Yorkshire & Humber Care Record.

GP Connect shares real time GP data with clinical and care staff at our Trust, about patients whose care both organisations are involved with. The technology used to make the connection is developed and managed by the Yorkshire & Humber Care Record to ensure it is safe and secure. The benefits include safer and more effective care because relevant information is available to clinical and care staff in a timely manner. 

Benefits reported by clinical and care staff include:

Specialist Physiotherapist, Community Mental Health Services at Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust said:

“I use GP connect and find it very helpful and easy to negotiate with up to date information on current medical details, I can access more patient information than I can on the Summary Care Record which helps me have a  better insight to the patient and in turn deliver better patient care, if I am aware of the patient problems and unclear of something I can research it before the patient appointment.  I have found it very useful when placing a request with the GP as I am able to go onto GP Connect and see the correspondence and results of any request I may of requested.”

Trainee Approved Clinician / Charge Nurse at Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust said:

“With regard to GP Connect and its application within the inpatient setting, the use has been invaluable it provides a greater degree of information relating to the care in the community which preceded admission, including test results of relevance. This informs the care we are able to provide and prevent repetition of some examinations and tests to support the patient in their journey to recovery.

The information is accessible and documented in a manner which is easy to navigate reducing time for clinicians trying to search for information, having to contact the GP for information which is readily available and further supports the patient’s treatment, and consideration of treatment options.”

The information provided includes:

 

  • Allergies and Reactions
  • Clinical Administration and Clinical Reports
  • Encounter Reports
  • Immunisations
  • Medical Record and Medication
  • Referral Details
  • Problems and Observations

Access to GP Connect is via the Trust’s clinical portal, Upstream Health, which brings information together from the core clinical IT systems used by our staff; SystmOne, Lorenzo and Patient Case Management Information System (PCMIS). 

Yorkshire & Humber Care Record (YHCR) is a programme which supports the region’s vision to connect care to improve people’s lives. It does this by 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.

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