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Information Governance Workshop - National Record Locator Service

Eve Kissane

Thursday, 7 December 2017 from 11:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

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IG Workshop National Record Locator Service Invitation



A National Record Locator Service (NRLS) has the potential to unify patient records across the NHS. This service will aim to enable an authorised clinician, care worker and/or administrator, in any health or care setting, to access a patient’s information to support that patient’s direct care. This flexible service could provide a level of interoperability in the NHS which has previously been unachievable. In 2016, NHS Digital embarked on a Proof of Concept (PoC) with one Trust to technically test the concept of the NRLS. The PoC proved to be successful and NHS Digital is now planning the next phase for NRLS which will aim to involve multiple national organisations.


A workshop was held between NHS Digital and nominated Ambulance Trusts and their Mental Health provider organisations on 3rd October 2017. This workshop confirmed that Mental Health Crisis Plans would be the initial record to be provided and consumed in the NRLS Phase 1.

Next Steps

This session is aimed at agreeing how to share the Mental Health Crisis Plan in a legally and ethically compliant manner – directly into the NRLS and/or via local Shared Care Records that already exist locally (e.g. LPRES, London Healthy Partnership, Great North Care Record etc.). We are holding a workshop with representation from all the participating organisations to identify and agree the risks and controls necessary to enable the NRLS beta to go live in the next phase of the programme, currently scheduled for the summer 2018. The model we agree on during these planning sessions will inform the wider model that will be rolled out in 2019 and beyond.

NHS Digital is looking to bring together the following Ambulance Trusts and representatives from their Mental Health Trust community:


Yorkshire Ambulance Service
London Ambulance Service
North East Ambulance Service
North West Ambulance Service


The session aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • For Mental Health patients ensuring that crisis care plans are available to Ambulance call handlers consistent with their reasonable expectations
  • For Ambulance and the Mental Health providers, that information is shared consistent with the legal framework for direct care (e.g. Duty of Care, GDPR and Common Law Duty of Confidentiality)
  • Shared understanding on status of information flows required for NRLS (i.e. personal and confidential) and associated risks and appropriate controls
  • For each sharing organisation, partnership and NHS Digital to consider the approval process to proceed and Data Sharing Agreement necessary for this sharing venture
  • Reporting (transparency) requirements





Agenda Item


09:30 – 11:00


Open surgery with Stephen Elgar (IG Lead) and Will   Weatherill (Lead Developer).



10:30 – 11:00


Tea and Coffee.



11:00 –11:30


Overview of NRLS, including context for the day.

Hadleigh   Stollar

11:30 – 12:00


IG plan for NRLS and key questions.

Stephen   Elgar

12:00 – 13:00


Current IG plans in place from each area (North West and   London – from a shared care record perspective).

Nominated   Lead

13:00 – 13:45




13:45 – 14:45


Group (locality based) discussions and feedback.


14:45 – 15:00


Tea and Coffee.


15:00 – 15:30


Proposed way forward.

Stephen   Elgar

15:30 – 16:00


Questions and AOB.



Why attend?

  • Opportunity to collaborate with local/national Ambulance Services and Mental Health providers
  • Be part of shaping a new national technology enabled care initiative
  • Explore opportunities for collaborative preparation of Data Protection Impact Assessment


Who should attend?

  • Clinicians
  • Technical Leads
  • IG Leads
  • Project Leads
  • Caldicott Guardians


Date and Location

Thursday, 7th December 2017   Manchester.


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Thursday, 7 December 2017 from 11:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

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