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Chris Fokke Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Delivers an extended session on Electronic Prescribing: Learning from a rapid rollout

Chris Fokke Chief Clinical Information Officer Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Delivers an extended session on Electronic Prescribing: Learning from a rapid rollout:

  • preparation, procurement and developing a business case
  • a rapid rollout approach to implementing electronic prescribing
  • embedding an electronic prescribing system to drive changes in clinical practice
  • delivering an effective electronic prescribing and medicines administration system
  • engaging clinicians in electronic prescribing and medicines administration
  • our approach, experience and developments
  • what does an eprescribing system cost in terms of money and time?

In his presentation Chris states:

"Based at Basingstoke hospital and carried this out in 2010- emphasised on - how they did it however, may not work for everyone else"

“Accurate and immediate recording needs to include reasons for withholding or not administering medicines”

“Hardware was clinician-centred; probably would have been better to have hardware patient-centred”

“Once the roll-out momentum is lost, it is extremely difficult to roll out new areas”

“Rapid roll out doesn’t work for all Clinical system projects”

"Integrated epr system- buy it off the shelf system and its all together and configure for your trust"

"If you don’t have a manager with clinical background it can cause problems and provides help and support for others"

"Training and support structure is key along with preparation and planning"

"Looked at all process and 4 years on this is still be continued- this is about clinical change not about IT"

"All training must be covered- including night staff and weekend staff to provide a 24/7 base"

"e- learning assessments didn’t work in the trust- doctors like one to one and nurses preferred group sessions- this results in costly training"

"no safety issues have occurred from paper base to electronic!!"

"Using protocols is faster and more individualised prescribing therefore reducing time"

"6 hours down to 45 minutes in reduction for pharmacy prescribing on wards"

Chris Fokke works in Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Basingstoke. Recently he has been appointed as the Chief Clinical Information Programme Officer (CCIPO), leading on several Programme streams associated with clinical systems development in the trust.

His nursing career has been in acute Neuro-science in New Zealand and English hospitals although his first Honours degree is in Community Health Care which he applied as a District nurse in Oxford.

He has worked for 16 years in the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases NHS Foundation Trust in Bath, a national specialist rehabilitation hospital, where he was the Director of Clinical Practice and the Nursing Professional Advisor. His role included supporting clinical teams in care pathway development and implementation and acting as an executive board member, delivering opportunities associated with care pathways and clinical models to improve patient safety and enhance the patient journey.

Chris’ second degree is an MSc in Information Technology. He is also a qualified PRINCE 2 practitioner. Applying these qualifications in the NHS meant a change in career and in 2009 Chris commenced at the Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust as a Programme manager; successfully managing the roll out of several business critical clinical systems (PAS, electronic prescribing and electronic order comms). Chris’ role is to interface, support and provide advice between the clinical- and IT function within the trust. Combining an executive clinical background with an advanced insight into IT/IS solutions has proven to be an asset in ensuring that IT is a solution in healthcare.

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Events of interest:

Digital Data Capture: Capturing Clinical & Patient Generated Data in a Paperless NHS
Wednesday 21 January 2015 , London

Electronic Document Management in Healthcare: Delivering a Paperless NHS
Monday 2 February 2015, London

Electronic Prescribing In Hospitals: Moving Forward
Wednesday 22 April 2015, London

Developing Patient Accessible Electronic Patient Records
Wednesday 29 April 2015, London


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2 December 2014


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