Towards a Unified Patient Record; challenges and lessons learned - this is a joint event between BCS Manchester Branch and BCS Health Northern.

Speaker: Paul Johnston, Salford Royal Foundation Trust


This event will highlight of the challenges faced in the implementation of health information exchange systems. Making interoperability a reality from systems that range from legacy to “state of art” and bringing those to a single sign-on interface for care providers with the ultimate goal of moving from hospital records and GP records to a unified patient record across all providers

The talk will examine some of the national, regional and local drivers impacting the implementation of such systems and some of the lessons we learned on the road to date and those we are likely to face as the journey continues.

Speaker bio:

Paul Johnston has worked in and around the NHS for 38 years, starting out as a Nurse and being involved in clinical and management systems since the late 80’s. He was an early member of the BCS nursing specialist group and was involved in the national computer assisted learning project and was a lead clinician in design of systems implemented in 60+ hospital in the UK and US.

Paul has continued in a development and co-design role in hospitals for the 12 years and has most recently been involved in record sharing across boundaries from Acute and Primary care as well as integrating patient input to hospital systems. His current role is part of the developing interoperability for systems across Northwest sector of the Greater Manchester Partnership.

Car Parking: Free parking: The nearest car park to the Business School is the John Dalton car park underneath the Mancunian Way. The carpark is accessed south off Chester Street, M1 5GD, and is located close to the back entrance of the John Dalton Building. Drive towards the south of the car park, park up, and enter the Business School via the rear entrance between buildings 5 and 6 on the campus map. There are 12 designated disabled parking spaces. The spaces are clearly marked and have sufficient width to allow wheelchair users to get in and out of their vehicles. All of the John Dalton car park is on one level smooth surface on the ground floor.

Travel Options to MMU: The John Dalton Building is situated just off Oxford Road Chester Street. The closest railway station is Manchester Oxford Road, which is 0.3 miles away. Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station is 0.9 miles away and Manchester Victoria is 2 miles. Taxis can be pre-booked through Radio Cars, who also have wheelchair accessible taxis. Their contact number is 0161 236 8033. There are taxi ranks outside each railway station and the nearest drop off point is on Chester Street, outside the entrance to the John Dalton Building at M1 5GD.

Towards a Unified Patient Record; challenges and lessons learned
Date and time
Thursday 24 January, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Room E330, 3rd floor John Dalton Building
Manchester Metropolitan University
M1 5GD
This event is sold out