The EPR from TPP will make it easier for the trust to share information with health professionals in other trusts
“Our aim is to provide the best possible care for the people we serve and as we look to roll out the additional functionality available through SystmOne this will allow us to better support our people to work in a more person-centred way.” Anushta Sivananthan, medical director at Cheshire and Wirral Partnership
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) have become the first trust in North West England to deploy SystmOne Mental Health, TPP’s electronic patient record (EPR).
SystmOne will be deployed in the trust’s mental health and learning disability services. The EPR will enable the trust to integrate its patient records with local, regional and national systems, making it easier to share information. It will also offer NHS Spine connectivity, so that health professionals in the trust will be able to access the national shared summary of patient information.
The trust, which has signed a five-year contract with TPP, also plans to implement SystmOne’s additional functionality, including mobile working, electronic prescribing and medicines administration. A patient portal will allow patients to view and contribute to their record.
The software includes safeguarding alerts across all services to reduce risks to practitioners
Anushta Sivananthan, medical director at CWP, said: “We look forward to continuing to work with TPP as we further develop our configuration of SystmOne. Our aim is to provide the best possible care for the people we serve and as we look to roll out the additional functionality available through SystmOne this will allow us to better support our people to work in a more person-centred way.”
CWP provides health and care services across Cheshire and Wirral, serving more than one million people and offering specialist services in the North West for a population of two million. Services include mental health, learning disability, community physical health and all-age disability care, including the provision of three GP surgeries.
TPP now provides clinical systems to 30% of mental health services in England.
Abigail Palin, account manager at TPP, said that the trust’s staff and patients “will benefit from more integrated care in the area as well as a system that provides comprehensive support to staff, giving them more time to focus on delivering well-informed patient care.”