GP Care develops local Patient Record Network

The GP Care Patient Record Network (PRN) is due to launch in a matter of weeks, with final preparations currently taking place.

The number of practices wishing to participate in the Patient Record Network (PRN) is continuing to grow, with 47 EMIS practices now signed up to data streaming. This is equivalent to 66% of EMIS practices in BNSSG.

The Implementation Team at GP Care is working hard to ensure that the PRN remains on course for an Official Launch early in the new year. This will mark the point at which the Out of Hours providers will be able to view pertinent information for patients who present Out of Hours, subject to their explicit consent.

We will be contacting Practice Managers shortly to discuss activating the necessary Sharing Agreements.

For further information, please click here or call the PRN Implementation Team on 0333 332 2100.

Non Streaming Practices
If a BNSSG practice is still not streaming and would like to be included in the PRN, please call 0333 332 2100 for priority inclusion on the waiting list.

The PRN, which is a BNSSG focused initiative, will be launched in three phases:
1. Data sharing – providing the likes of Out of Hours providers and GPwSIs with access to key components of patient records (subject to control by individual practices and patient consent);
2. Electronic discharge reporting – electronic transmission of discharge reports back into patient records (via an ‘in-box’) – i.e. less scanning of paper records;
3. Data analysis – high quality analysis of primary care data combined with secondary care activity data, providing information to support commissioning decisions and undertake predictive analysis of patient groups most likely to require high levels of secondary care intervention.

As well as providing practices with a free, secure backup of all patient records, data streaming allows practice staff to familiarise themselves with the functionality of EMIS Web, should practices wish to fully migrate at a later date.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the PRN we would be delighted to come to your practice; if you feel this would be helpful then please contact GP Care on 0333 332 2100.

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