Ambulance Service sharing crew reports on the Great North Care Record

North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (NEAS) is now sharing crew reports on the Great North Care Record.

This is the 4th trust connection to go-live on the Health Information Exchange (HIE). Crew reports created by paramedics based in the North East will now be available to frontline staff in the North East and North Cumbria. The information is populated from 1st October onwards, meaning that it does not provide historical data. The HIE allows staff across the region to access clinical records from different organisations.

The ambulance crew reports are in the Miscellaneous Reports widget of the HIE. The crew reports provide comprehensive information about patient encounters. This includes observations, medical assessment, treatment and interventions.

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Daniel Haworth, Consultant Paramedic at NEAS

Daniel Haworth, Consultant Paramedic at NEAS said: “There are already robust handover processes when we transfer patients from ambulance crews to hospitals. What this gives us is the ability to share the information we capture more widely. Our crews undertake detailed assessments and treatments of patients. Being able to share these reports will allow this information to be accessed by other health care providers improving the continuity of the care provided.”

Which organisations are sharing data on the HIE?

The HIE went live in March 2020 starting with sharing a view of GP records. All 400+ GP practices from around the region are providing data into the HIE. Following the initial go-live, we have been working closely with all health and care providers so they too can share data. Those currently sharing include:

  • Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cumbria, Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
  • South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
  • Some community records

What’s coming next

By early 2021, all the remaining trusts will be sharing data on the HIE. In addition, both Sunderland and Newcastle local authorities are expected to start viewing and contributing data to the HIE before the end of this year. Gateshead, Newcastle and Durham councils are all currently viewing a sub-set of the HIE for COVID-19 related purposes.

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