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System set to improve care

Posted on the 3rd March 2014

L-R Derek Brown (Chair), Heather Tierney-Moore (Chief Executive) and Luke Percy (Business Development Manager at BT)

L-R Derek Brown (Chair), Heather Tierney-Moore (Chief Executive) and Luke Percy (Business Development Manager at BT)

A technical system set to improve security and efficiency across a broad range of hospital services is due to be rolled out in Lancashire.

The NerveCentre system will replace paper-based processes with electronic solutions enabling patient information to be communicated more effectively and information to be recorded in one central location. The system is also set to increase safety by allowing staff to trigger an alarm and be located to the nearest metre at any time. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is planning to pilot the system later in the year at one of its existing inpatient mental health facilities before rolling the system out at its new facility currently under construction in Blackpool, The Harbour.   

Heather Tierney- Moore, Chief Executive at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust said:

“This is a really exciting time for the Trust and will allow us to improve the way we work. By having the ability to access live patient data and prioritise tasks dependent on clinical need, staff will be able to provide a more efficient service.

“We are delighted to be working with partners to deliver a system that will improve the service we are able to provide to patients. The system will free up more time to be spent caring and allow information to be recorded and tasks assigned more efficiently.” 

The system will comprise of a joint solution from Nervecentre, BT iNet and Stanley Medical (formerly Aeroscout).

Richard Phillips, Head of Agile Working at BT said:

“It’s great to be working with Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust on this innovative and complex project, a first in NHS mental healthcare. Together with our partners we’re increasing staff safety, improving efficiency through task management and providing better governance and reporting. It all helps staff have the facts at their fingertips, enabling them to safely spend more time with patients.”