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Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust is now maturing data into YHCR to close data gaps and improve patient care

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (CHFT) are advancing the sharing of their patient data through data maturity to support our regional shared care record. This will deliver more joined up patient information to support the provision of excellent clinical and social care and close data gaps across West Yorkshire.
The Yorkshire & Humber Care Record (YHCR) allows clinicians to see information from multiple organisations about patients and use it for direct clinical care. This is a significant step forward in both increasing patient safety and informed decision making.
CHFT took a leading role within West Yorkshire back in 2021 as the first Acute Trust to go live for Maternity data provision. Providing six key maternity documents into the YHCR; delivery summary, maternity booking form, mothers discharge summary, pregnancy outcome, pregnancy conditions and maternity care plan.
In December 2023 CHFT have further added to their data flow by providing key core data items including patient demographics, inpatient encounters, and emergency encounters. Providing valuable patient data insight to our YHCR data consumers including our ongoing project with Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council (planned go live early 2024).
CHFT recognises the vital role that access to appropriate clinical information about a patient plays in safe and effective clinical care. Many patients have care delivered across multiple organisations across the system including the Acute Trust, Local Authorities, Primary Care Networks, Community Pharmacy, Mental Health Trust, and Voluntary and Community Social Enterprise organisations. It is important to have ready access to such information for clinical and social care staff to provide safe and high-quality care at every contact.
Dave Armitage, Project Manager at Calderdale, and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust said: ‘’CHFT are dedicated to supporting our regional colleagues in ensuring the best possible clinical care and patient experience. YHCR supports this philosophy, and we look forward to delivering further datasets in the future.’’
Lee Rickles, Programme Director at Yorkshire, and Humber Care Record said: “It’s great to see CHFT maturing data within the shared care record platform. The Yorkshire and Humber Care Record provides access to clinical information for a wide range of healthcare organisations and the development of this data is vital in creating a complete picture for our patients.”
Anne Flanagan, Interim Assistant Director Adult Services & Wellbeing at Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council said: “We are very pleased to be part of the YHCR development. It will speed up decision making, arranging care and support for our residents, and will reduce risks through real time access to crucial information.”