Discharge Letters/Diagnostic Reporting/Digital Dictation/Bed Management Systems Query

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Emmanuel Phillips

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.

Please enter 'No System Installed' or ‘No Department’ under supplier name if your trust does not use the system or have the department:

System type – Discharge Letters
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
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System name - Diagnostic Reporting
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
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System type –Digital Dictation
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
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System type –Bed Management
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:

Discharge Letters - the ability to electronically generate and send detailed discharge letters to GPs and other relevant HCPs, when a patient is discharged from hospital-based services.

Diagnostic Reporting - test results which are electronically transmitted to the clinician who ordered them, with receipt acknowledgement.

Digital Dictation - device used for recording and managing natural speech, allowing staff to verbally input a patients' note into a system without having to manually input it.

Bed Management - real-time bed states are viewable and accessible, enabling more efficient management of bed occupancy and patient movements.

Thanks for your time.

Yours faithfully,

Emmanuel Phillips

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Good Afternoon

Further to your request for information, please find acknowledgement
letter attached.

Regards

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Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Good Morning Emmanuel

Please see attached the response to your request.

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Emmanuel Phillips

Dear Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,

Thank you for your reply.
Could you please clarify one of your answers?

You said that your Trust is planning to replace your Discharge Letters System C system, Diagnostic Reporting Clinisys system, Digital Dictation DICT8 system, Digital Dictation G2 system . Could I please clarify do you have new systems already procured or are you going out on Tender? If so, could we please have the new system details and a Go live date for the systems?

And also we have information that your Trust has been using Discharge Letters DrDoctor system that was due to expire in 03/2023. Could I please clarify have you extended their contract or have you replaced the system?

Thank you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Emmanuel Phillips

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

Good Afternoon

Thank you for your email.

The Trust has not yet made a decision re any of the system replacement other than the main PAS/EPR system for which a preferred supplier has been chosen. This will be reviewed in September 2023.

The DrDoctor contract with ICNH Ltd has been extended to 31/03/2025 as there was a 2 year extension option.

Best Regards
Carole

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

Great Western Hospital
Marlborough Road
Swindon SN3 6BB

E: [Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust request email]

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