EMIS Health Live: Somerset End of Life Care Planning

17 Jul 2020 12.00 - 13.00

The Digital Team at Somerset CCG has a mantra of “Clinically led, Digitally enabled”. They became interested in the concept of a system wide Electronic Palliative Care Coordination System (EPaCCS) to improve on the existing system, as well as improving care coordination for patients with life limiting conditions. It presented an opportunity to work across all health care providers in Somerset in an early attempt at federated working.

EMIS Health Live: The New Normal


EPaCCS has been live in Somerset since April 2019 with approximately 2,000 patient records currently live. GP, acute, community, hospice, 111 and out of hours services across the county are able to view, update and create records. Key information such as DNAR status is automatically coded from the system (hosted by EMIS Health partner Black Pear), back to the GP Record in EMIS Web, and a PDF of the whole record is also saved. Notifications are automatically sent to practices regarding records created and updated by external organisations to be accepted into the EMIS Web record.

Join the team as they take you through their end to end experience of going live with the EPaCCS system, and how it has transformed care in their area.


Dr Justin Harrington, CCIO, Somerset CCG

Justin has worked in Somerset for 30 years as a GP and has had an interest in primary care digital aspects since the early 1990s.  He is currently Chief Clinical Information Officer for Somerset CCG and clinically leads the development of the Somerset Integrated Digital e-Record (SIDeR) which is a shared care record, as well as the South West Local Health Care Record (LHCR).

Richard Greaves, Head of Digital Transformation, Somerset CCG

Rich is the management lead for the Somerset Integrated Digital e-Record (SIDeR) Programme as part of his Head of Digital Transformation role at Somerset CCG.  Previous to this, Rich worked for Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and therefore is familiar with the operation of both provider and commissioner organisations.

Who should attend

Health and care providers/commissioners interested in sharing information across multiple services for the purposes of direct care. 

What you'll learn

Insight into the technology requirements to integrate with EMIS and also the considerations necessary when creating a shared information platform across services.  

How to join

Bookings for this session have now closed.

You can still join us by clicking here at 12 pm on the 17th July.