Feb 3 2021

Bury, Oldham, Rochdale and Trafford go live with new child health system

Nearly half a million children’s health records across Bury, Oldham, Rochdale and Trafford have been successfully integrated onto a new child health information system to support services in each area.

The four boroughs have joined the Greater Manchester CarePlus system provided by System C that already covers other parts of the region.  The go-live means nine of the ten CCG areas in Greater Manchester are now using the system for a unified source of information whilst caring for and safeguarding child residents.

Paula Markham, head of operational informatics, Northern Care Alliance NHS Group said:

“Bringing Bury, Oldham, Rochdale and Trafford on board the Greater Manchester child health information system and creating a larger footprint with a single system will strengthen the service for children and parents as well as better supporting our colleagues across the regions.

“We are using CarePlus to provide care professionals with an accurate, comprehensive and up to date electronic record for every child in the areas, at the point of care, by integrating information from maternity providers, blood spot screening labs, health visitor teams and newborn hearing programme providers.”

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