Provider frequently asked questions
We are working across Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Islington and Haringey to create electronic joined-up health and care records.
Frequently asked questions from health and care professionals using the system can be found below.
If you have a question which has not been answered here, you can contact us by emailing: email@example.com or contact your deployment manager.
Please do not use this email address for user support.
As of May 2021, the HIE is structured in “widgets” which contain the following patient information:
- Allergies and adverse reactions
- Appointments (scheduled in the future)
- Care Coordinator information
- Care Plans
- Clinical Correspondence, including:
- Inpatient and Emergency Discharge Summaries,
- Outpatient Clinic Letters
- Community and Mental Health data
- Diagnostic Results and Reports, including:
- Radiology reports including ultrasounds
- Histopathology reports
- Blood Sciences results
- Microbiology and Virology reports
- Other Diagnostic Reports e.g. Endoscopy, EEG, Cardiology, and others
- Encounters / Visits information
- GP Records
- Medications, most prominently Discharge Medications
- Miscellaneous Reports e.g. Op Notes
- Procedures (surgical)
- Progress Notes
- Vital Signs data
Health and social care professionals access the HIE via their own Electronic Health Records system or social care data system using embedded in-context links to access data only for their own patients.
Access is also controlled using a Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) policy and configuration, which assigns levels of access to each HIE user based on their role within their host organisation.
Yes, each access of a patient record on the HIE is tracked behind the scenes. Audit reports and statistical information are available upon request by data controllers and patients. Please email the NLP Digital Helpdesk (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are a data controller or resident and want to request an audit report.
Access to the data in HIE is determined by your organisation and is assigned to you depending upon the access level to your local system.
You will need to discuss this with your local system administrator.
If the data source is shown as being from your organisation, then please contact your local service desk to raise the concern.
If the data is from another organisation, then please contact the NLP Digital Helpdesk ( email@example.com ) with the details.
They should be encouraged to share their heath and care data via HIE so that all relevant staff who provide direct care to them have access to correct and up to date information.
Alternatively, they should go to the Opting out of the joined-up record page on the North London Partners website, where an opt-out form to complete can be found.
Please contact the NLP Digital Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org, detailing what information you would like.
If HIE is running slowly, or not working as expected, this is often as a result of a Trust's network or internal systems, so please contact your organisation's service desk.
Test request and results, or something such as an abnormal BP reading still falls under the responsibility of the organisation or clinician who made the request for the test. However if you notice something that raises a concern, it is good professional practice to liaise with colleagues across the system to register your concern.
Only data with a code behind it will be shared to the HIE, so this information will not be included in the HIE record.
HIE does not change standard practice. It is still necessary to send clinical letters between professionals as HIE is view only - it does not prompt any alerts or notify you of updates.
HIE does not currently give access to EMIS community.