Digital Transformation

Our Digital Strategy

The Local Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS) for the North East and North Cumbria has published its Digital Strategy.

Our vision for the North East and North Cumbria is to improve the quality and safety of maternity care using data and digital solutions as part of a Learning Health System. The strategy was co-produced with stakeholders from around the system including healthcare staff, commissioners, digital leaders and women and their families to help us understand what’s important and where we should focus our digital transformation.

The strategy outlines four key themes:

  • Support care
  • Empower women
  • Evaluate and learn
  • Attract development funding

Read the strategy in full

regional digital strategy themes

The following programmes support the delivery of the strategy:

Integration with the Great North Care Record

Great North Care Record logo

Work is underway to connect BadgerNet – the maternity record used in most trusts to the Great North Care Record. Initially staff working in the six existing BadgerNet sites (North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS FT, Gateshead Health NHS FT, Northumbria Healthcare NHS FT, County Durham and Darlington NHS FT, Newcastle Hospitals NHS FT and South Tees Hospitals NHS FT) can view the Great North Care Record.

When the remaining trusts implement BadgerNet, they too will be able to view the Great North Care Record. This means maternity staff can access the patient’s wider healthcare record. Work is currently underway to enable data from the maternity record to be made available in the Great North Care Record to other healthcare professionals. This is currently in progress and will be available later in 2024.

Further information about the project is included in this patient leaflet. We have also translated the leaflet into different languages and Easy Read.