They are proposing to spend 25 million on digital NHS in Wales. Perhaps they will consider making it accessible to English hospitals. At present any tests done in Wales can’t be accessed by English hospitals , why? Put the patient first and allow an individual’s medical records to be accessible across the whole UK NHS.
The problem is not just between Wales and England as there all sort of none matching IT in the NHS — nit all GP records in Wrexham link to BCU and lots of BCU systems don’t march with South Wales.
Historically though £100 millions have been spent on NHS IT systems across the UK and still not right.
Easier to give all patients a USB pen drive with their medical records!
As everyone has a unique national health number surely it should, by now be possible to use that to access medical records anywhere. The NHS has lagged behind utilising and integrating IT, but since the pandemic they seem to have embraced it more. The future will be a fully integrated system. It’s one way of saving time and money , remember when individual prescriptions were hand written by a doctor , where did they find the time.
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