TPP has successfully deployed the first wave of interoperability under the GP Connect programme.
The Leeds Care Record (https://www.leedscarerecord.org/ ) is one of two first of type sites who are now able to safely and securely view SystmOne patient records to support direct care using the programme’s FHIR API. TPP has worked with NHS Digital for the last two years to develop the technical architecture to support greater NHS interoperability.
This latest development means that clinicians at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust will be able to view the SystmOne GP and community care records of patients under their care, as well as their hospital records. This new link is in addition to the SystmOne shared electronic medical record that has been widely used in this area, and the direct integration that TPP has established with Emis.
Dr John Parry, Clinical Director at TPP said “This is a very important step to ensuring that patients benefit from having their medical records available for those caring for them to see, wherever they are receiving care. SystmOne was created to enable clinical records to be available where needed, and this is a further step in the right direction. I hope that patients and clinicians across the country see immediate benefits.”
Cath Johnson, GP Connect Clinical Lead at NHS Digital said “Enabling this vital integration in Leeds is a fantastic achievement for all involved and we are delighted that GP Connect is now being used to improve patient experience and care across the city”.
TPP is already working towards achieving further national rollout of the GP Connect functionality to increase interoperability across the NHS.