Additional information for digital leaders - April 2023
Posted On: 18/04/2023
The National Care Records Service (NCRS) is replacing the Summary Care Record application (SCRa).
All SCRa users will need to switch to NCRS before 29 September 2023. The switchover to NCRS is quick and simple with the right software installed on the users’ device, it can be as easy as changing a web link.
NCRS provides a quick, secure way to access national patient information and it is free to use. Find out how to make the switch.
We are retiring the Care Identity Service (CIS), which is used by health and care professionals in England to securely access national clinical systems.
It’s being replaced by the Care Identity Service 2 (CIS2). The new service will enable internet-first access and allow new methods of authentication beyond smartcards.
IT suppliers are also updating their products to use CIS2, and national services, including the NHS e-Referral Service, will move to it by September 2023. Services will be contacting their users about the switchover and any actions they need to take.
We want to understand the experience and current burden of using and maintaining the SNOMED CT terminology and its related value sets across secondary care settings in England. This will inform our development of a future SNOMED CT strategy.
Please help by completing this survey, which closes on 14 April 2023.
The NHS Digital Academy’s Digital Health Leadership Programme is now open to applicants employed in England.
The programme is a centrally funded, 12-month fully accredited postgraduate diploma (PGDip) in Digital Health Leadership delivered by Imperial College London and partners.
You can join a webinar to find out more about the application process and assessment criteria. Applications close on 14 May 2023.
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