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SIDeR (Somerset Integrated Digital e-Record )

Updated on Friday, 23 July 2021, 502 views

What is the aim of SIDeR?

To ensure that the right information about a person’s health and social care is available at the right time to the right person. As a clinically led, digitally enabled programme, its goal is to improve health and care information sharing in Somerset, for the purposes of direct care of patients.

Dr Justin Harrington, Chief Clinical Information Officer and Associate Clinical Director at Somerset CCG, has been the Clinical Lead for the SIDeR Programme from the start

The SIDeR Shared Care Record (SSCR)

The SSCR brings together information from provider clinical and care systems into one place, so that health and care professionals can see a ‘whole system’ patient record.

The SSCR was due to go live in April 2020 but work was paused to enable care providers to re-direct resources to directly support front line services in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

This video will help you to understand how SIDeR works, what it contains and how it will be an effective tool for creating and managing digital STEP and ACP forms.  

Go live is now scheduled in two main phases:-

Phase 1 - Yeovil District Hospital Foundation Trust, 63 of the 65 Somerset GP Practices and St Margaret’s Hospice - November 2020. Somerset FT staff who use RiO are also to access this information.

Phase 2 - Add Somerset County Council (SCC) Social Care data and Somerset Foundation Trust Acute, Community and Mental Health data, when ready. Date(s) to be confirmed.

What’s in the SSCR?

Information in the SSCR will include patient demographics; active medications; allergies; problems; encounters; alerts; service contact details and end of life care plans.

The first iteration of the SSCR shows data from organisation’s main electronic patient record systems (i.e. TrakCare for Yeovil Hospital, Crosscare for St Margaret’s Hospice and EMIS for GP Practices).

When Somerset Foundation Trust goes live, this will connect to IMS Maxims for Musgrove Park Hospital and RiO for Community and Mental Health services. When SCC goes live, this will connect to Eclipse, their Adult Social Care system. The SSCR will be an evolving service and will continue to grow over time, with other information from clinical and care systems to be added.

Guides have been developed by Somerset CCG and are accessible here 

You should read the guidance before you first access the SIDeR Shared Care Record.

The SSCR can be accessed in the same way as EPaCCS, via Pyrusium. However, login details will be the same as your windows username (firstname.surname@somersetccg.nhs.uk) and password (the ones you use to log into your work device). Login verification will last 10 hours if you do not close / exit the SSCR, so you will need to login at least once per session. The SSCR is linked to EMIS, and therefore will display the record for the patient you have open within EMIS.

Further instructions re: how to access the SSCR can be found in the ‘Pyrusium GP - how to login to SIDeR’ document. 

Please contact somccg.digitalteam@nhs.net with any constructive feedback you have, they would really like to hear from you!

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