PERFORMANCE: Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has introduced a new electronic patient record system for its accident and emergency department.

The company Ascribe announced the FT had “gone live” with its “Symphony Emergency Department Clinical Solution”. The electronic patient record system will support the trust’s emergency department, which serves the South Bedfordshire population of around 350,000.

David Kirby, consultant of emergency medicine at the trust, said: “A lot of work went into the system configuration and on the go live date, the system worked without fault with only minor problems being ironed out rapidly by the on-site support team.”

The trust formerly used Ascribe’s AEII Clinical system for emergency departments prior to purchasing the updated Symphony system.

Symphony is a Microsoft Windows TM based system designed to provide clinicians and clerical staff with clinical information access and retrieval.