Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust signs contract to deploy SystmOne Mental Health

07 Jan 2020

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has recently outlined plans to implement the SystmOne Mental Health in 2020, following on from a significant period of consultation and collaboration with employees to help identify better ways of working in meeting the needs of the Derbyshire community.


The Trust, which is a specialist provider of children’s, learning disability, substance misuse and mental health services across community, inpatient and specialist settings currently uses the SystmOne Community module for substance misuse and children’s services. The addition of the SystmOne Mental Health module will mean that the Trust will soon benefit from a single Electronic Patient Record (EPR) across the majority of their services.


Clinical and administrative staff will serve a population of more than 1 million citizens across Derbyshire using a single integrated EPR platform, with increased capacity to work closer with other services within the Trust itself as well as partner organisations across the region. This is great news for shared care in the area, with many GP and community services also on SystmOne. The decision to deploy further SystmOne modules comes as part of the Trust’s strategic transformation programme, which aims to create more consistent processes, work more effectively across teams, drive digital maturity and provide great care to the people of Derbyshire.


Mark Powell, Chief Operating Officer for Derbyshire Healthcare, said: “We know that SystmOne has been positive for our colleagues in substance misuse and children’s services. The work we’ve been doing with users of our EPR systems indicates that working to a single system will make us more consistent, more effective, and ultimately, being able to provide the best possible services to our community. We feel that implementing SystmOne throughout the majority of our services provides the best opportunity to achieve those goals.”


Ashley Brook, TPP Director, said:


“I am particularly pleased to be extending our relationship with Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. We’re very much looking forward to working with the Trust to help them improve the effectiveness of how they record their patient information. As many of the services across the Derbyshire region are already utilising SystmOne, the Trust will be aided in enhancing efficiencies and providing better care to patients through integrating their patient records internally and externally with the wider health care system ”.