Supplier engagement is underway jointly between NHS England and NHS Digital, including:
This requirement has been developed in collaboration with the service. There are a number of benefits associated with these initiatives. There is a clear requirement for GDEs to deliver.
NHS England and NHS Digital can assist by:-
For the CareConnect Open API’s then this could be embedded throughout the pathway i.e. the ability for A&E clinicians to retrieve a set of medications from the GP.
When combined with other capabilities (such as record location) will enable clinicians from one care setting to view records from across other care settings.
MESH as the transport layer is agnostic of the payload structure it carries. Some GPs can obtain electronic embedded documents such as radiology reports or discharge summaries currently. However there may be additional manual processes to add these to their workflow. Pathology result input is more likely to be automated
The CareConnect reference profiles are currently in alpha version and available on the NHS Connect GitHub site
By 31 December 2018, all organisations will be required to have implemented the text and CareConnect profiles specified by CareConnect at a minimum. Where care setting specific specifications exist then organisations will be expected to have implemented by this date and to continue to implement updated specifications as they become available
CareConnect Open APIs have been developed by NHS Digital and INTEROPen to support the delivery of care by opening up information and data held across different clinical care settings. The CareConnect Open APIs use nationally defined FHIR resources, and are a method of transferring records from a source to a recipient.
For ToC this will typically be at the end of the pathway or in a handover i.e. discharge information from an inpatient stay to the GP including medication changes.