London Ambulance Service to enable ambulance clinicians to access patient information on the move, without a Smartcard

NHS Digital | April 2019 | Ambulance clinicians to access patient information on the move, without a Smartcard

London Ambulance Service has started a pilot to enable its clinicians to securely access Summary Care Record data on an iPad, without the need for a smartcard or N3, by using the new NHS Identity Service to authenticate to the system.

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NHS Digital has developed the pilot, which will use Camden Ambulance Station as an initial user base. Around 60 medics will have access to patients’ summary care record (SCRs) and additional information securely on their iPads. This includes vital information about a patient’s medical history such as details of long-term conditions, significant medical history, ongoing prescriptions, known allergies and any other specific needs.

This is a major first step for the pilot project, which aims to show that the Summary Care Record is accessible through a mobile device anywhere, without the need for a smartcard.

The pilot will last 16 weeks which will provide project teams with vital information and feedback about the products. This will be essential for ongoing product development, counting benefits experienced from a technical and end user perspective.

Full details from NHS Digital 

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