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NHS Connecting for Health

NHS Connecting for Health (NHS CFH) is part of the Department of Health Informatics Directorate.

Our role is to maintain and develop the NHS national IT infrastructure.

NHS staff, the media and patients can use this site to learn about our work and its benefits.

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Summary Care Records (SCR)

SCRs provide healthcare staff treating patients, in an emergency or out-of-hours, with faster access to key clinical information.

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

EPS will make the prescribing and dispensing process safer and more convenient for patients and staff.

NHS Number

Using the NHS Number makes it possible to share patient information safely, efficiently and accurately across NHS organisations and social care.

Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS)

PACS enables images such as x-rays and scans to be stored electronically and viewed on screens.

New & upgraded sections

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NHS Pathways CMS

For triaging emergency or urgent care assessment.

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'Right Patient Right Blood' report

Croydon Health Services' report on ECTMS.

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Industry

Updated, including new section 'Supporting informed NHS customers'.

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SNOMED CT

ISB approve SNOMED CT as full Fundamental Standard.

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SCR Deployment Map

Colour-coded GP practice locations and SCR status.

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NHS IT Skills Pathway

IT Skills learning and certification for the NHS.

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NHS Interoperability Toolkit

Framework & standards for local integration.

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Clinical Record Standards

Consistent assured collection of information.