"Lack of integrated computer systems within NHS"
About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services – Inpatient Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services – Inpatient Nottingham NG3 6AA Queen's Medical Centre Queen's Medical Centre Nottingham NG7 2UH
Posted by Poff (as ),
Currently there is no computer system for administration in Nottingham NHS CAMHS despite there being a computer department. The systems and programming department should be meeting with staff to develop a system.
I used to be a computer programmer and database administrator so I know how these things work. The system they use in CAMHS is totally separate from the the system used by Queens Medical Hospital, so they cannot find out about inpatients general medical history but have to wait for things to come in the post and as a result mistakes are made.
It would be very easy to develop a system which could interrogate the QMC system for inpatients medical history. Obviously only certain people would be authorized to do this. Another job for the Computer department. Although there would be an initial cost to this systems, the saving in the long term would be huge.
The Maudsley CAMHS unit in South London seem to be much more on the ball with IT. When I received an assessment on my son, I received a link by email and a password which took me into their system, so the appraisal was received in a matter of days and I was then able to forward it to the relevant people. I also scanned in my sons cardiac reading.