COMMERCIAL: The National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville hospital has installed a specialised electronic patient record system.

The IMS Maxims Spinal System, which is designed for use in that setting, went live on June 1.

The system allows records to be instantly updated through mobile devices, and promotes sharing information between healthcare staff such as doctors and therapists.

Before the system was installed the unit, part of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, largely relied on paper records.

Rehabilitation programme lead Claire Guy, who oversaw the installation, said: “It’s a real advance because it promotes patient centred care and interdisciplinary work.” She added that the system also saves time, as it allows staff to access information through the system without needing to meet.

Maxims Spinal is already in use at the spinal cord injuries unit at South Tees Hospitals Foundation Trust.