Person Centred Software has been assured by the NHSX as a supplier of Digital Social Care Records (DSCR), having launched a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) to support adult social care providers in England to buy from an assured list of digital social care record solutions.
Commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care, the DPS is designed to enable quicker, easier and more informed purchasing processes for social care providers and other organisations. It is managed by NHSX, which provides expert advice and guidance to social care providers.
The move makes Person Centred Software one of the first digital care planning providers to be approved by the NHS and listed on its DPS as a go-to provider for digital social care record solutions.
Andrew Coles, Head of Product Management at Person Centred Software, said: “We have supported over 2,000 care homes on their digital journey and are leading the way in joining up health and social care.
“From February, our nursing home customers were able to access GP records via the integration with GP Connect, which we are delighted to say is already saving lives. We are paving the way for other care providers to follow by being assured by the NHSX Digital Social Care Records (DSCR) Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS).”
The assurance is a major milestone for Person Centred Software, which has long campaigned for a more integrated health and social care system.
The company, whose ultimate goal is to improve the quality of care for residents and to enable a better journey for when they move between services, believes that the more joined-up the different elements of care are, the more likely everyone is to achieve the best outcomes.
Person Centred Software recently launched a revolutionary new integration, which provides care homes with easy, secure and direct access to a resident’s GP records.
By integrating its digital care management system with NHS Digital’s GP Connect and National Record Locator (NRL) services, registered nurses at care homes in England can now access information held by GPs at a much greater speed, enabling better medical decisions.
As well as enabling carers to provide better care which, in turn, improves resident outcomes, the integration can deliver two-way interoperability between health and social care services, ensuring a smoother journey for residents transitioning between these two settings.
Currently, there are over 130 care homes across the UK using GP Connect and National Records Locator to empower caregivers and improve outcomes.