Around 30,000 people are estimated to be living with dementia in Greater Manchester. However, all too often their care is not joined up and patients, carers and professionals are not able to access information that would inform better care and treatment.
We are developing a suite of technologies that will join up clinical systems and patient information so that dementia can be detected earlier. It will mean patient records are consistent and instantly updated, we can properly track how the disease is progressing and develop advanced care plans. It will also help us prescribe the right medication, prevent hospital admissions and improve people's overall quality of life. It will mean that people living with dementia and their carers will have access to their information to make more informed choices about their own health and care.
This project is being led by Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership. Funding has been provided by NHS England as part of the national Local Health Care Record Exemplar programme.
The new technology will allow the sharing of:
- admission and discharge notifications across health and care services
- diagnosis results and confirmed diagnosis for dementia and frailty with appropriate stakeholders
- out of hours records
- advanced care plans