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NHS Number Programme

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CFH Update on NHS Number - Colin Innes.

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NHS Number Programme

  1. 1. 4 3 0 4 2 1 5 2 0 5 4 5 0 5 5 7 7 1 0 NHS Number Programme 4 Colin Innes – Head of Programme 9 9 5 Overview Presentation for 8 PACS and Teleradiology SIG 7 6 6th March 2009 9 4 5 5
  2. 2. 4 3 0 About the NHS Number 4 2 1 5 2 0 5 • The NHS Number is a unique 10 digit number, allocated to every 4 5 individual registered with the 0 NHS in England and Wales and 5 5 is used to support healthcare. 7 7 1 0 • In 1996 the new style unique 10 4 digit NHS Number was introduced, replacing a variety of 9 inconsistent predecessors. 9 5 8 7 6 9 4 5 5
  3. 3. 4 3 0 Aims 4 2 1 5 2 0 5 “Getting to grips with the use of the NHS Number will: • Minimise the clinical risks caused through 4 misallocation of patient information. 5 0 • Resolve some of the barriers to safely sharing 5 5 information across healthcare settings; and 7 7 • Assist with long term follow up processes and Clinical 1 0 Audit.” 4 Sir Bruce Keogh 9 9 NHS Medical Director 5 8 7 6 9 4 5 5
  4. 4. 4 3 0 Improved Patient Safety 4 2 1 5 2 0 5 Incidents resulting from confusion and errors, many involved around duplications in local number systems, adversely affects a patient’s 4 safety. 5 0 5 5 7 Recent reports to the National Patient 7 1 Safety Agency (NPSA) about incidents 0 4 arising from reliance on local hospital number systems make clear that this can create a real danger to patient 9 safety, resulting in Safer Practice Notice 9 5 NPSA/2008/SPN001 8 7 6 9 4 5 5
  5. 5. 4 3 0 Reporting and Learning System 4 Quarterly Data Summary 2 1 Nov ‘08 5 2 0 5 CT scan viewed for the wrong patient. …same first and last name…Dr reported scheduled angiogram/angioplasty unnecessary but that pt had ovarian cancer. 4 5 Images assigned to another patient 0 … attendances of this pt can only be viewed on other pt’s history… Images 5 5 were available on PACS but had never been resourced or reported on 7 ID from another hospital 7 1 0 …Infant…had been to theatre and had drugs since admission…no hospital 4 number on any drug chart… still had previous hospital’s bands on. Incorrect match 9 …GP surgery chasing result…specimen had been matched to twin 9 5 brother…NHS Number available but not used. Member of staff used 8 DOB search 7 6 9 4 5 5
  6. 6. 4 3 0 Priority Settings 4 2 1 5 2 0 5 Priority Settings are environments where benefits are likely to deliver patient safety gains § General Practice Primary Care and Secondary Care NHS Providers 4 5 § Ambulance Trusts, Out of Hours, NHS Direct, Walk in Centres, 0 Pharmacy, Mental Health and Community Care 5 5 § Social Care 7 7 1 0 Analysis of benefits case still required 4 § Dentistry, Opticians § Prisons 9 9 5 8 7 6 9 4 5 5
  7. 7. 4 3 0 Projects 4 2 1 5 2 0 Published Standards: 5 General Practice (DSCN 31/2008) Secondary Care (DSCN 32/2008) 4 5 0 In Progress: 5 Social Care Standard Development ( Requirements Standard Stage/ 5 7 PID in development) 7 • Working in conjunction with the Health and Social Care 1 0 Integration Programme. 4 • MS(H) has approved NHS Number can be used within social care. 9 9 5 Public Awareness Campaign ( Planning stage) 8 • Links to Pandemic Influenza preparedness Programme 7 6 • Exploring options for developing public awareness 9 4 5 5
  8. 8. 4 3 0 4 2 1 5 2 0 5 4 5 0 5 5 7 7 1 0 4 Your Healthcare, Your Record, Your Number www.connectingforhealth.nhs.uk/systemsandservices/nhsnumber/ 9 9 5 8 nhsnumber@nhs.net 7 6 9 4 5 5

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