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Derby Teaching Hospitals joins radiology consortium

Published 19/12/2017
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Derby Teaching Hospitals is joining an East Midlands radiology governance consortium which will allow staff to share images with other hospitals in the region.

The consortium, called EMRAD, brings together eight hospital trusts to form a clinical network which will be able to share images, such as X-rays and scans, regardless of where a patient is treated.

This is good news for our patients and our clinical teams as it makes for quicker sharing of images and information between hospitals in the East Midlands” said Dr Nigel Sturrock, Executive Medical Director for Derby Teaching Hospitals. “This will ensure timely decision making by the clinical teams in different hospitals to improve the care of our patients who move between different Trusts in the region.”

Derby teaching Hospitals will continue to use its current radiology picture archiving and communication system but joining the consortium will allow clinicians to access the complete radiology imaging record for their patients, including scans, reports and clinical opinions, regardless of which hospital they were performed at.

Dr Tim Taylor, Medical Director of EMRAD, said “On behalf of the existing consortium Trusts, I am delighted to welcome Derby into the strong governance and sharing agreements enabled by being a member of the EMRAD consortium. All the current Trusts, and the consortium team, look forward to working with Derby.  We are also looking forward to supporting Burton and Derby on their journey together, as equal members of the consortium.”

The other EMRAD consortium members are: Burton Hospitals, Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Kettering General Hospital, Sherwood Forest Hospitals, Nottingham University Hospitals, Northampton General Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester and United Lincolnshire Hospitals.

Last Modified 19/12/2017