Easier access to patient records

NHS Lothian, NHS Fife, NHS Borders and NHS Dumfries and Galloway are now all using the same computer system provided by Northgate Managed Services.

The new system will give medical staff quicker access to patient information, replacing the current time-consuming process of retrieval of information through separate systems and paper records. It will also be more cost effective.

Clinicians wanted a computer system that could provide information on: past medical history; current problem list; current medications; allergies and alerts; treatment plan; events and procedures; social history; clinical letters (in particular, outpatient clinic letters, hospital discharge letters and referral letters); diagnostic test results; clinical observations; local and national clinical guidelines and access to eBNF; some types of clinical notes.

Northgate has over 40 years experience in providing and managing ICT services and solutions and currently works with over 60 health sector organisations, including every health board in Scotland,