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Two Derbyshire trusts announce Nervecentre as preferred supplier for their joint EPR

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust (UHDB) and Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (CRH) have announced that Nervecentre is their preferred supplier for a new joint Electronic Patient Record (EPR) system.

The deployment of Nervecentre at UHDB and CRH will be one of the first integrated EPRs across neighbouring acute NHS trusts. The Nervecentre deployment will replace Meditech at Queen’s Hospital Burton, Lorenzo at the Royal Derby Hospital, and the best-of-breed systems currently used at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

This multi-tenanted cloud-based EPR will be one of the biggest in the country, covering a huge geographical area that crosses two ICS regions. It will further extend Nervecentre’s footprint in the East Midlands and East of England, where acute NHS trusts in Leicester, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, and Bedfordshire use the company’s software.

Nervecentre was confirmed the preferred bidder after scoring the highest out of seven EPR solutions in a rigorous competitive tender process.

Will Monaghan, Chief Digital Information Officer at UHDB said: “I am delighted that we have our preferred bidder. The EPR is the cornerstone on which we will transform our services for patients and make the working lives of thousands of staff better every single day. Nervecentre is an EPR that our clinical teams are excited by, and gives us the ability to deliver the experiences our patients rightly expect. While this is just the beginning for us, we have started in the right way by giving the strongest voice to those who will use the system most.”

Dr Jon Cort, Chief Digital Officer at CRH said: “This is a really exciting time of great change across the two acute Trusts in Derbyshire. Our patients and colleagues will be able to benefit from real improvements by embracing this huge step forward, harnessing technology and looking to, what is now, a brighter future.”

Paul Volkaerts, CEO at Nervecentre said: “This groundbreaking frontline digitisation initiative confirms our ambition to lead an EPR revolution where modern technology drives transformation and breaks down walls between providers. The integrated EPR at UHDB and CRH will allow unrivalled access to real-time patient information across the two trusts. Ultimately, this will improve the day-to-day working lives of their staff and improve the safety and quality of care for patients.”

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