NHS IT ops, orgs and policy

NHS IT ops, orgs and policy

The following is a high-level summary of some key organisations and aspects involved with the delivery of NHS IT.

Policies, ops & orgs (national IT)

A range of organisations are involved with setting out and implementing IT policies at the national level.

Operations overview

NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) undertake a range of tasks that support pharmacies and others in accessing and using national NHS IT applications in line with the ‘Securing excellence in IT‘. NHSE&I, through its local teams may either provide support functions itself or make arrangements for commissioning support units (CSUs) or any other IT provider to deliver them. GP IT services are managed by clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) on behalf of NHSE&I. A CCG provide support functions to GP practices dierctly or commission CSUs or another to do so.

Full list

See: List of IT policies/organisations (national).

CP ITG papers (national)

Community Pharmacy IT Group (CP ITG) has worked on several paper to help set out national pharmacy IT priorities:

Policies, ops & orgs (local IT)

A range of organisations are involved with setting out and implementing IT policies at the local level.

CP ITG papers (local)

Community Pharmacy IT Group (CP ITG) has worked on template papers that can be used by LPCs or contractors to set out local priorities which align to the CP ITG’s national vision.

Further comments about the templates can be sent to it@psnc.org.uk.

Local digital roadmaps

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) published Local digital roadmaps (LDRs) from 2017 to set out how the local health system would use ‘digital’ to provide improved and more efficient healthcare. LDRs were intended to support: a more interoperable approach; procurement of the software and hardware technologies to support appropriate information sharing across systems; providing business change and training support regarding new technologies that help clinicians move towards paperless workflows; and the use of a robust delivery plan.

Previously LDRs were published (at: London; South of England; North of EnglandMidlands and East of England) but many have not been recently updated and instead ICS are likely to consider local digital  priorities. Some of the LDRs were influenced by Guidance for LDR creation and NHE&I’s 2017 “Universal Capabilities Information and Resources“. NHSE&I can be contacted about past LDR work at england.digitalroadmap@nhs.net.

Full list

See: List of IT policies/organisations (local).

Deployment support

In some areas, local NHSE&I teams previously supported deployment by organising beneficial local awareness raising events or facilitating bringing together GPs and pharmacies to discuss IT business change (e.g.  EPS / eRD business change. In many areas, this type of support will continue to be available, but in other areas, it may not. Support is available if LPCs want to independently organise events to provide support for contractors.

EPS nomination & tokens

Escalations

See: Report IT.

Smartcards

Systems & supplier lists

Further info

If you have queries on this webpage or you require more information please contact it@psnc.org.uk. To share and hear views about digital developments with like-minded pharmacy team members, join the CP Digital email group today.

 

 

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