Clinical Systems Query

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Dear FOI Team,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the FOI Act 2000.

Can you please forward responses to the questions below regarding your trust’s Cardiology, E-Rostering (staffing), Order Communications, Pathology, and Pharmacy systems?

Please enter 'No System Installed' under supplier name if your trust does not use the system:
System type – Cardiology
Supplier name
System name -
Date installed -
Contract expiration -
Is this contract annually renewed? - Yes/No
Do you currently have plans to replace this system? - Yes/No
Procurement framework -
Other systems it integrates with? –
Total value of contract (£) –
Notes - e.g. we are currently out to tender
-
System type – E-Rostering (staffing)
Supplier name
System name -
Date installed -
Contract expiration -
Is this contract annually renewed? - Yes/No
Do you currently have plans to replace this system? - Yes/No
Procurement framework -
Other systems it integrates with? –
Total value of contract (£) –
Notes - e.g. we are currently out to tender
-
System type – Order Communications
Supplier name
System name -
Date installed -
Contract expiration -
Is this contract annually renewed? - Yes/No
Do you currently have plans to replace this system? - Yes/No
Procurement framework -
Other systems it integrates with? –
Total value of contract (£) –
Notes - e.g. we are currently out to tender
-
System type - Pathology
Supplier name
System name -
Date installed -
Contract expiration -
Is this contract annually renewed? - Yes/No
Do you currently have plans to replace this system? - Yes/No
Procurement framework -
Other systems it integrates with? –
Total value of contract (£) –
Notes - e.g. we are currently out to tender
-
System type – Pharmacy
Supplier name
System name -
Date installed -
Contract expiration -
Is this contract annually renewed? - Yes/No
Do you currently have plans to replace this system? - Yes/No
Procurement framework -
Other systems it integrates with? –
Total value of contract (£) –
Notes - e.g. we are currently out to tender
-
System definitions:
Cardiology – A specialist clinical information system is used for cardiology

E-rostering (staffing) - An electronic staff management tool that enables trusts to plan staffing requirements, report on enhanced hours, overtime, sickness, TOIL and annual leave. Common suppliers include Allocate Software.

Order Communications - Diagnostic tests are electronically ordered and communicated, rather than being ordered on paper

Pathology - Pathology testing is managed electronically

Pharmacy - Pharmacy orders and stock control is managed electronically

Thanks for your time.

Yours faithfully,
Miss G Kovacs

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Miss Kovacs

Please see attached the response to your request.

Best regards

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Dear FOI Team,

Thank you for your given answers.

Please see your Pathology response below. Can I please ask if you plan to renew this system? As you have written that it isn't annually renewed but you have no plans to replace. If you do plan to renew this system, can I please have the new expiry date?

System type - Pathology
Supplier name - Clinisys
System name - WinPath
Date installed – Dec 2002
Contract expiration – 30/08/2022
Is this contract annually renewed? - No
Do you currently have plans to replace this system? - No

Yours faithfully,

Miss G Kovacs

FreedomofInformation (GREAT WESTERN HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST), Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Miss Kovacs

Thank you for your email - we will be staying with this system, so the supplier's contract will be updated.

Regards
Carole

Carole Sheppard
Freedom of Information Team
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Great Western Hospital
Marlborough Road
Swindon SN3 6BB

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