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Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin ICS signs Graphnet

14/05/21

Mark Say Managing Editor

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Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System has signed Graphnet Health to deliver a shared care record and population health analytics platform.

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This follows the formation of the body from its predecessor sustainable transformation partnership as part of NHS England’s creation of 13 new ICSs.

It will use Graphnet’s One Health and Care software as the basis for the platform, which will take in information from relevant organisations in the area serving a population of 1.6 million.

The shared care record will give health and care professionals secure access to a comprehensive and up-to-date record for the individuals in their care. Currently, local services hold separate pieces of information about individuals which is not easily accessible between different organisations.

Andrew Roberts, clinical lead for the shared care record, said: “I’m excited to be underway with this important programme so we can better support our clinical and care professionals to offer responsive and joined up health and care across the county.”

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin ICS came into being on 1 April. Sir Neil McKay, chair of its shadow board, said: “The ICS will continue work to integrate care across different organisations and settings, joining up hospital and community based services, physical and mental health, and health and social care. This integrated approach brings real benefits to patients.”

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