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Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

Our Group Digital Strategy

Our Digital Aspiration


We aspire to be the most Digital Hospital Group in England by July 2023. We will work together and with partners to enable digital care for patients across the Northamptonshire Health Economy in a joined-up & Integrated Care System.

We will obtain external validation to confirm our position. By July 2023 we aim to be ranked #1 in the “What Good Looks Like measure of Digital Transformation” (this is an emerging NHSX standard, aligned with ICS development).

Also by July 2023, we aim to achieve the highest levels of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) accreditation:

  • Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) Level 7
  • Outpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (O-EMRAM) Level 7
  • Analytics Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity (AMAM) Level 7



How will we know we have achieved our ambition?

When patients say:

"I can make appointments using my device.“

“My care can be monitored from my home.”

"I can have video consultations."

"I know my information is safe."

"As a patient I only need to say things once.“

“I see no paper notes or forms being used in my care.”


Summarised as: Control of my care, control of my time and control of my information.


When managers say:

“I understand the performance of my service compared to other Trusts.”

“I have access to the information I need to help inform my decision making.”

"I trust the analysis I see and can create and answer queries on the data."


Summarised as: Trusted data, comparative data and actionable data.


When clinicians say:

"I can provide better care because of the  information systems we have.“

“I understand what care my patients need and can direct my time to those most in need.”

"As a clinician I can view records for my patients from any site."

"As a clinician, I have a single sign-on two factor authentication to access the systems I need on either site."


Summarised as: Any record, any location and any device.


When all staff say

“I can go anywhere in the Group and have a great internet connection.”

“The software and kit I have helps me to do my best work.”

“I have all the training I need to use the systems I need.”

“When I have a software or hardware problem, it gets fixed rapidly.”

Summarised as: Universal connectivity, great kit and amazing support and training.

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