Newcastle Gateshead Local Digital Roadmap
- Date:30 Jan 2017
- Category: News
The Five Year Forward View makes a commitment that, by 2020, there would be “fully interoperable electronic health records so that patient’s records are paperless”. This was supported by a Government commitment in Personalised Health and Care 2020 that “all patient and care records will be digital, interoperable and real-time by 2020”.
In September 2015, a process began to allow local health and care systems to produce Local Digital Roadmaps (LDRs) by June 2016, setting out how they will achieve the ambition of ‘paper-free at the point of care’ by 2020. The first step was the organisation of local commissioners, providers and social care partners into LDR footprints. The second step was for NHS providers within LDR footprints to complete a Digital Maturity Self-assessment. The third step was the development of LDRs, for which guidance was published.