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Birmingham Children's Hospital Goes Live with Your Care Connected

January 2017 -  Birmingham Children's Hospital goes live with Your Care Connected



The Your Care Connected Programme Team are happy to announce that Birmingham Children's Hospital have now gone live with Your Care Connected.  

Clinicians at the Children's Hospital can now access a child's GP record if they are registered at one of the 318 GP surgeries in Birmingham, Sandwell or Solihull.

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Your Care Connected shortlisted for prestigious HSJ award

HSJ Nomination   

NHS Birmingham CrossCity CCG shortlisted for prestigious HSJ award

Your Care Connected has been shortlisted for a 2016 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Award and was nominated for Enhancing Care by Sharing Data and Information.

The awards, which recognise, celebrate and promote the finest achievements in the NHS, will take place on 23 November at Intercontinental O2, London.

Shortlisted entrants demonstrated outstanding practice and innovation that helped to improve patient care and enhance value and efficiency and have overcome fierce competition to be judged as among UK healthcare’s leading exponents.

The shortlisted organisations will now complete presentations and interviews to a judging panel made up of senior and influential figures from the health sector. These include:

  • Sir David Dalton, Chief Executive, Salford Royal Foundation Trust
  • Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice, CQC
  • Jonathan Fielden, Director of Specialised Commissioning, NHS England
  • Sir Malcolm Grant, Chair, NHS England
  • Ian Dodge, National Director of Commissioning Strategy, NHS England

Paul Sherriff, NHS Birmingham CrossCity CCG’s Director of Operations and Corporate Development, said: “I am delighted that CrossCity has been shortlisted and would like to congratulate the team behind Your Care Connected which is hosted by CrossCity CCG on behalf of the CCGs in Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull.”

Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ, said: “With the NHS experiencing a tough time as funding fails to keep up with demand, the HSJ Awards are once again the best reminder of the excellence the service is capable of. Taken together, the entries to the HSJ Awards represent work which, directly or indirectly, has saved thousands of lives and enhanced many times that number.” 

NHS Birmingham CrossCity CCG Information Lead wins coveted award

On 3 October 2016

NHS Birmingham CrossCity Clinical Commissioning Group’s Information Lead, Dr Masood Nazir, has won the prestigious Chief Clinical Information Officers (CCIO) award for Clinical Informatics Leadership. Dr Nazir - EHI CCIO award

The eHealth Insider (EHI) Awards are the UK's only dedicated healthcare IT award scheme and took place on 29 September at the Lancaster Hotel in London.

Dr Nazir said: “I am delighted to have won this award. As a GP with over 15 years’ of experience, I am passionate about using technology to help improve services for all patients.”

As well as working for the CCG, Dr Nazir is also a GP at Hall Green Health. The award recognises his work as the National Clinical Lead for the Patient Online programme, which sees him manage a clinical team across the country which exceeded the target of 95% of practices being able to offer patients online record access.

As Clinical Lead he has spearheaded the largest Virtual Desktop Infrastructure programme involving over 100 practices, which aims to improve patient care by allowing doctors and nurses in GP practices in Birmingham to access their computer desktop securely from anywhere, and on any mobile device with an internet connection, such as smartphone, laptop or tablet.

Dr Nazir, as Clinical Lead, has also led one of the largest record-sharing programmes in the country – Your Care Connected – which brings together key stakeholders (including three Local Medical Committees) and initiated record-sharing for 1.8 million patients in four CCGs, looked after by 11 provider organisations.

7th April 2016 - Our patient mail out has begun!

We are sending letters to every registered patient across Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull to help raise awareness of Your Care Connected, the benefits it brings and what patients can do if they do not wish to take part.

The letters are being sent out in groups and some patients may have already received theirs - if you're happy to have your information shared to improve the care you receive, you do not need to do anything.

If you do not wish to participate, simply complete the form attached to the letter, put it in the free post envelope provided and send it back. Alternatively, you can take the completed form to your practice.

Don't worry if you haven't received your letter yet - you can check when we will be sending yours by visiting this page. You also can view the letter here.

Practices

The Your Care Connected team are hard at work ensuring that practices are supported throughout the implementation of Your Care Connected. Once a practice has signed the Data Sharing Agreement and successfully passed the data quality assessment, we will be engaging with practices individually to let them know when they can expect their patient mail out to occur.

The Your Care Connected team are keen to attend any practice meetings where a briefing on Your Care Connected would be beneficial - please use the contact page or call us on free phone 0333 150 3388. 

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