Plans to introduce our new electronic patient record, Unity, will mean a big investment in capital, staff time and effort. The new system promises to provide clinicians with more time to care as they are less reliant on paper systems and duplication of entries into multiple existing systems. We expect one of the major benefits to be the introduction of electronic prescribing, reducing medication errors significantly.
Case note scanning went live during 2017, as preparation for electronic patient notes. The system is now working well and has enabled the paper notes on site to be dramatically reduced.