Leeds and York NHS trust to create electronic patient records system with seven-year project worth up to £5m
Mental health and learning disability organisation plans major rollout
The trust is deploying an electronic patient records system as part of its "health informatics strategy" Credit: PA
Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is to spend up to £5m on a seven-year project to create a new electronic patient record (EPR) system.
Between now and 22 September, the trust is seeking bidders interested in delivering an EPR system. The proposed contract start date is 30 April next year, with the end date set for 31 March 2025.
The deal will be worth between £2m and £5m, the trust estimated. The rollout will form part of the organisation’s “health informatics strategy”.
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The trust said: “The aim of the EPR is to record fully the care delivered to the service users while providing guidance and summary information to trust staff to enable them to deliver safe, effective, and efficient care to the service users.”
Leeds and York NHS Foundation Trust provides specialised mental health and learning disability services to people in Leeds and the Yorkshire and the Humber region. It employs more than 2,500 staff and saw upwards of 25,000 service users in the 2015/16 year. The trust’s annual turnover is about £167m.
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