Child Protection-Information Sharing (CP-IS) project
As an example of Homerton's early adoption of new systems considered to offer better patient care this is a recent press release referring to a project designed to improve the protection of vulnerable children.
The Child Protection Information Sharing scheme (CP-IS) is a major initiative sponsored by NHS England and led by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), the national provider of information, data and IT systems for commissioners, analysts and clinicians in health and social care. The project links the IT systems of NHS unscheduled care organisations to those used by social care child protection teams. Unscheduled care settings include local authority children’s services (social care), hospital emergency departments, minor injury units, walk-in centres in CCGs/primary care, maternity units, GP out of hours, paediatric wards, and ambulance services.
A central national system holds details of all children who have a child protection plan or are classed as looked-after. National rollout of CP-IS is planned for completion by 2018 and will connect 1,230 NHS settings and 152 local authorities for the protection of vulnerable children in England.
Homerton is the first NHS care provider organisation to go live with real-time access to the new system. Child protection information is transmitted securely from local authority IT systems to the central NHS Spine and Homerton staff can access the Spine and incorporate CP-IS information into key workflows that notify care providers when they are treating a vulnerable child.
The benefits for patients and staff:
- Improves assessment of children presenting in unscheduled care settings through access to better supporting information
- Delivers more focussed communication between social care and health care concerning these groups of children, leading to improved intervention to prevent the ongoing abuse or neglect of a child
- Builds a stronger more transparent relationship with social care workers due to information being shared on the system
- Saves time as NHS staff will no longer need to produce lists or enter data manually.
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Last updated on 02 March 2015.
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