Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust adopt new CareDirector Mental Health Solution

After an extensive tendering exercise, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, (LYPFT), have selected CareWorks’ mental health solution CareDirector to replace their current electronic patient record system.

LYPFT will be the first NHS mental health provider in England to adopt CareDirector software for its electronic patient records, embarking upon a 10 year, multi million pound partnership. LYPFT provides specialist mental health and learning disability services to the people of Leeds and across Yorkshire and the Humber.

CareWorks have been providing Health and Social Care software solutions internationally for over 20 years and their solution CareDirector is currently live in more than 100 Health and Social Care organisations in the UK, Wales, Ireland and the US. CareWorks’ new Mental Health solution is fully integratable and enables mental health professionals to deliver better quality care faster. The new solution has been designed with a renewed focus on user experience, mobile capability, efficient workflows and operational reporting.

Dr Claire Kenwood, LYPFT’s Medical Director, said: “We are really pleased to be able to make this announcement. It represents the end of a long and detailed search to find the right electronic patient record system to meet our ambitions for the future,

“Colleagues have invested lots of time and energy in looking for the right product. We needed a system which would link into the Leeds Care Record and other systems like electronic prescribing; could offer fully mobile working and offer workflow prompts to help make sure important steps in care processes are met,” she added.

CareDirector was championed as LYPFT’s new EPR system due to the solution’s familiarity, mobile capability, workflows and processes, data visualisation capabilities and integrability.

Speaking for CareWorks, CEO Michael Dolan said: “The team in CareWorks is looking forward to working with LYPFT to help them achieve the ambitious goals they’ve set for the future. Our CareDirector solution’s flexibility and usability for clinicians will be important in helping them to work more effectively together, enable the efficient delivery of services and make a real difference to patients’ lives.”

The solution is intended to be introduced in almost 2 years’ time in a large operation in which the Trust’s data will be cleaned and transported from the existing system, Paris, to CareDirector in a Trust-wide go live. CareWorks will be providing full training to all members of staff at LYPFT to ensure that everyone is ready for the changeover and feels comfortable and confident using the new system.

Dr Nick Venters, the Clinical lead for the project added: “We’re already looking at our working practices in detail and beginning to scope what we do, how we do it and how we can better align different services. This will help us harness the flexibility of CareDirector to create more effective work and information flows. In turn, this will help us to drive up the quality of the services and care we can deliver.”


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