The Health for Oxfordshire Programme
A more efficient exchange of information among health and care professionals, effective preventative care tailored to patients’ needs and the ability for patients to take more control over their health and wellbeing are the aims of a new digital programme that will soon run across Oxfordshire.
Health for Oxfordshire is a joint programme across the health and care system in Oxfordshire with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Oxfordshire County Council, South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust and with support from NHS South Central and West Commissioning Support Unit.
The programme is supported by funding from the national Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) programme which champions the use of digital technology to improve patient care. This funding is being used to build on and develop local electronic health and care record systems through the new Health for Oxfordshire Programme, in line with the ambition of the NHS being 'paper-free at the point of care'.
The Health for Oxfordshire Programme includes the development of three digital systems:
Health for You
This will replace the existing Oxfordshire Care Summary (OCS).
Further development of the real-time integrated care record in Oxfordshire to join up the separate electronic systems currently used by GPs, hospital clinicians, out-of-hours services, care workers and others those that provide care for patients. Initial pilots are planned to go live early in 2019.
Health for Me
An online Personal Health Record (PHR) for patients to use themselves, with the ability to track and manage their own health and wellbeing, and information and advice to help keep people well. Due to go live in Spring 2019. Initially this will be for Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust patients.
Health for All
A population health system that will provide data on patient outcomes for different communities, to aid clinical decision making and enable the implementation of focused prevention, support and services across the local NHS. Due to go live in Spring 2019.
What do clinicians, GP practices and other staff need to do?
These systems are all currently under development and there is nothing that you need to do at this stage. However we really value your input and feedback, so will be in touch with engagement opportunities and further communications for clinicians, GPs and other care staff in the coming weeks to tell you what you and your patients/service users need to know.
In the meantime if you have any queries, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org