Senior Responsible Officer: Dr Mark Dornan
GP and Chair of Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group
Chief Digital Officer for North East and North Cumbria integrated care system: Professor Graham Evans
Chief Information and Technology Officer at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
Our regional digital strategy is complete and published. The final document outlines ambitions and plans for how technology, specifically digital systems and services, can improve how and where care is provided over the next five years.
Feedback requested on primary care digital strategy
Drafted by the North East GP informatics group, this strategy has been developed by GP / digital leads from each of our clinical commissioning groups, in partnership with North of England Commissioning Support Unit. The draft document sets out how digital services can transform the work of GP practices, improving efficiency and creating significant benefits for patients and staff. Comments are currently being sought from stakeholders and views are welcome to firstname.lastname@example.org
Progress to date includes the development of a specification for a new IT solution to enable the reporting of images, including x-rays and scans, in an integrated way across the north east and north Cumbria. The solution will also enable coordination of associated workloads and activity.
A regional procurement process will take place soon to identify suitable provider for this service.
Great North Care Record
The Great North Care Record is a new way of sharing medical information between authorised health and social care practitioners across the north east and north Cumbria.
It means that key information such as: diagnoses, medication, details of hospital admission and treatment can be shared easily and securely, any time of the day or night, between different health care providers involved in an individual’s care, including hospitals, out of hours and ambulance services.
A new animation has been launched to explain the next phase of the Great North Care Record.
The latest issue of Digital News is out now, with news and updates from around the region.
There are three groups who form the governance for the region’s IT strategy.
- Digital Strategy Group which has responsibility for strategic leadership delivery assurance, oversight and coordination of the North East and North Cumbria Digital Care Programme.
- Digital Delivery Group which oversees programme funding and in collaboration with the North East and North Cumbria Digital Investment Task Group and identifies pipeline projects or opportunities.
- Digital Investment Task Group is responsible specifically with collectively identifying and coordinating responses to funding opportunities; to establish and maintain a regional digital investment pipeline.