Our child health solution manages comprehensive active electronic records for children, including immunisation rates and developmental checks. It supports local safeguarding teams as well as health visitors and school nurses and, at the population level, plays an important role in public health.
CarePlus is a complex system which integrates with numerous systems and services – schools, maternity providers, blood spot screening labs, health visitor teams and newborn hearing programme providers. It is the first system to connect to NHS Digital’s new National Event Management Service, supporting child health information being available digitally to health professionals and parents at the point of care.
It has a comprehensive range of fully-integrated modules, supporting the Healthy Child Programme (HCP) and NHS England’s child health digital strategy.
It can be deployed in a single instance for one organisation, or over a number of organisations using a single database, in line with NHS England recommendations. CarePlus is used to provide seamless child health records in this way across London and the South West, South Central and the West Midlands regions.
Central Manchester Foundation Trust have been using CarePlus to support child health in North, South and Central Manchester since 2009 and we are very pleased with both the product and the service. We see many advantages to larger footprint child health systems and we would be delighted for other communities to share our service.
Pauline Jarvis - Head of Service for Child. Health/Admin Cluster Lead, Central Manchester