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Our Group Digital Strategy

Our Current Digital Services


In the most recent NHS Digital Maturity assessment, KGH and NGH scored below the average, with scores of 55 and 70, respectively. We want to take advantage of coming together as a Group to make improvements to our digital maturity and create a shared infrastructure on which to build.

There are currently over 220 clinical IT systems in use across the Trust, many of which aren’t interoperable, making it difficult for our clinicians to have access to the right information at the right time.

In a survey to all staff as part of the development of the strategy, our staff told us that we aren’t doing so well at supporting them digitally, scoring an average of 2.2 out of a possible 5 across a range of different areas.

However we have some great work that we can build on. The KGH EPR programme will ensure that there is a robust clinical system in place, and the NGH EPR programme will be able to learn from this experience and together we will work towards the single patient record our patients expect and our clinicians need.

We have seen great innovation in response to the Covid-19 pandemic which has seen a substantial increase in virtual outpatient appointments and the roll-out of a number of remote patient monitoring technologies which have supported care.

Our programme with Northamptonshire Health and Care Partners (NHCP) is developing the Northamptonshire Care Record (NCR), which will help us to share access to health and care records beyond our Group and across the county.

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