Gloucestershire Local Digital Roadmap needs £13.3m in funding

Gloucestershire’s STP outlines plans for technology implementation while The King’s Fund says STPs remain the best hope that the NHS has

[Gloucestershire, UK] Gloucestershire’s Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) reveals the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) needs £13.3m in funding from the national capital and the Estates and Technology Transformation Fund to implement its Local Digital Roadmap.

“To meet these growing challenges, we need to accelerate the pace of change, and together with our staff, partners and the public, be forward thinking in how we organise services and community support and use the money available to us,” said Clinical Chair of the NHS Gloucestershire CCG Andy Seymour.

The document, published on Friday, outlines a few of the key technology enablers that could improve health outcomes across the county, starting with the Joining Up Your Information programme, an online secure system currently being developed to give clinicians and social care professionals access to approved medical records by 2017/2018.

“Over the last decade new Technologies have changed the care we can offer. Now it is time to bring the Information about you together from our separate systems to provide the right care at the right time,” wrote Dr Paul Atkinson, CCIO at the NHS CCG, regarding the county’s joint IT strategy to embed technology into the healthcare system.

Full story in Health It Central 14 November 2016