Electronic Patient Records

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

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The request was successful.

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 Mark,

Thank you for your request for information under the terms in 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.

Reference number: 4774-04-18

Kind Regards

Sandra Carter
Workforce Information Assistant, Business Intelligence Team, IM&T
Mon, Tues, Thurs 7am – 1pm
Annual Leave Notice: Tues 27th, Wed 28th, Thurs 29th March 2018
Christopher Hancock Building, Southmead Hospital
North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, BS10 5NB
T: 0117 4142364
E: [email address]

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Freedom of Information, North Bristol NHS Trust

Dear Mark,

Thank you for your request for information of 22nd May 2018. In compliance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, our response is below.

Your request has been fully discharged, but I should be pleased to offer any further assistance that you may require.

We should advise that you have the right to complain about this response by reference to the complaints procedure of the North Bristol NHS Trust, in which case you should write to:

Advice & Complaints Team (ACT)
Beaufort House,
Beaufort Way,
Southmead Hospital,
Bristol BS10 5NB

Email: [email address]

If you remain dissatisfied with the decision of North Bristol NHS Trust following your complaint, you may write to the Information Commissioner, whose address is:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Cheshire SK9 5AF

The Trust asks that you note, that the information you have been supplied may be subject to the Copyright, Designs & Patents Act 1988. You may re-use the information provided for personal use, (not including logos), free of charge in any format or medium. However, you must re-use it accurately and not in a misleading context. You must acknowledge the information as North Bristol NHS Trust copyright and give the title of the document/publication. Where we have identified any third party copyright material you will need to obtain permission from the copyright holders concerned.


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