Electronic Patient Records

Mark Simmons made this Freedom of Information request to North Bristol NHS Trust

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Dear North Bristol NHS Trust,

I am currently researching NHS Trust progress regarding the Five year Forward initiative for Trusts to go paperless and access patient information electronically at the point of care.

I would be most grateful if you could provide the information requested below as it relates to your trust. If you are unable to answer any question, or a particular question is not applicable because of a previous answer, please simply state so and move on to the next question.

I am aware of the calls on NHS time and am genuinely appreciative of you taking the time to provide the information requested.

Question One
Does the Trust have an Electronic Patient Record (EPR)?

If Yes:
Who is the principle software provider?

Are clinicians able to access patient records at the point of care (eg: at the bedside by cart, mounted PC etc) across all applicable locations?

If no:
Does the trust have a timetable to implement EPR?

Question Two
Has the trust fully implemented Electronic Prescribing Medicines Administration (ePMR)?

If no, does the trust have an anticipated timescale for full implementation?

Question Three
Has the trust implemented PSAG (Patient Status at a glance/ Electronic white boarding for bed management)?

If Yes, fully or partially?

If partially or No, Does the trust have an anticipated timescale for full implementation
Yours faithfully,

Mark Simmons

Freedom of Information, North Bristol NHS Trust

Dear Mr Simmons

Thank you for your request for information under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate department for consideration and will be responded to within 20 working days.

Your ref: 4868-05-18

Kind Regards


Helen Williamson
Head of Information Governance, Business Intelligence Team, IM&T
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Annual Leave Notice: Tuesday 29th May 2018
Christopher Hancock Building, Southmead Hospital
North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, BS10 5NB
T: 0117 41 44767
E: [email address]

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Freedom of Information, North Bristol NHS Trust

Hi Mark,

All the questions below have been answered in the FOI that I sent back earlier this morning. Reference number: 4774-04-18.

Hope this settles your queries.

Kind Regards

Sandra Carter
Workforce Information Assistant, Business Intelligence Team, IM&T
Mon, Tues, Thurs 7am – 1pm
Annual Leave Notice:
Christopher Hancock Building, Southmead Hospital
North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, BS10 5NB
T: 0117 4142364
E: [email address]

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