COMMERCIAL: East Cheshire NHS Trust’s A&E Department can now collate and send clinical patient information to GPs electronically for all patients that attend the department.

The trust said in a statement that the development would complement its “eDischarge Notification Forms (eDNF) to GPs - a system that has helped us achieve an 84 per cent compliance for meeting the NHS 24 hour communications delivery target”.
Patient information is input into Extramed, the trust’s operational management and coding sustem for all A&E attendances, automatically generating a discharge letter which is then stored and delivered electronically to GP practices across Cheshire.
Debi Lees, Customer Service Delivery Manager Cheshire ICT Service said: “Patients visiting their surgery after being discharged from our A&E department the previous day can now rest assured their GP will be fully up-to-speed with their condition and any emergency treatment they may have received.”