Tim Ferris and EPR optimisation

Dr Tim Ferris, National Director of Transformation at NHS England, shared his reflections on the national direction of travel towards EPR convergence and responded to attendee questions. In breakout groups, attendees also had the chance to discuss with peers the challenges and opportunities of EPR progression at their own trust. Headline reflections from these discussions are captured below:

  1. Unclear governance and decision making around consolidation of EPR within an ICS.
  2. The diversity of baseline digital maturity between organisations within an ICS.
  3. Nuanced differences in the function and requirement of EPR systems within acute, mental health, community and ambulance settings, which can pose a barrier to convergence. 
  4. Ensuring there is sustainable resourcing and national support for providers through EPR implementation, convergence and optimisation.

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