Hospitals

Dr Adrian Heald

Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endochrinology

“In a short space of time this can be transformational for Cheshire”

Dr Adrian Heald

Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endochrinology

“We can make decisions in an effective and timely way”

Dr Steve Moore

Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Chief Clinical Information Officer, Countess of Chester Hospital

“The main gain is the availability of information on the patient”

Dr Mark Nichol

Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Chief Clinical Information Officer, East Cheshire NHS Trust

“The Cheshire Care Record provides us with clarity”

Diabetes in-patient specialist Nurse – Countess of Chester Hospital

“I use it for the majority of my patients! When a patient comes into hospital, often if they’re really unwell they are unable to tell me what medication they are on, what type of diabetes they have and how long they have had it.

“It’s important for me to know all of this information and I find that by using the Cheshire Care Record, everything I need to know is there. It’s cut my time down massively. In the past I would have had to contact their pharmacy to get a list of medications they are on and GP surgeries to find out their medical history and this took a lot of time.

“I have all of that information now at the touch of a button – how often they get repeat prescriptions, blood sugar levels, if they are attending reviews and when the last one was and I get all of this information at the start of their patient journey which is really helpful to me in that I can deliver the right care more quickly.

“Often this means I have been able to keep a patient out of hospital because I’ve been able to resolve their issues there and then.

“The Cheshire Care Record has cut a lot of hassle and waiting out of my job which is beneficial to the patients I treat.

“I have a lot of young adults and you’re depending on the information they give you which sometimes can be inaccurate and patchy.

“One young patient I was working with was getting ill quite often and spending a lot of time in hospital and we couldn’t work out why from what he was telling us.

“On looking on the Cheshire Care Record it transpired that he wasn’t looking after himself quite as well as he had told us – he had missed a few repeat prescriptions and had not been taking his blood sugar levels as often as he should. Armed with this information we were able to explain to him why he was getting ill so much and re-educate him on self care. This resulted in a reduction in his admissions.

“Patients are noticing how the Cheshire Care Record has improved care for them too as we are able to talk about their healthcare needs in a more joined up way, thanks to information from all the professionals involved in their care.”