"In future we intend to take a different approach. Nationally we will focus on the key systems that provide the ‘electronic glue’ which enables different parts of the health service to work together. Other systems will be for the local NHS to decide upon and procure, provided they meet nationally specified interoperability and data standards."
"Fully interoperable electronic health records so that patients’ records are largely paperless. Patients will have full access to these records, and be able to write into them. They will retain the right to opt out of their record being shared electronically. The NHS number, for safety and efficiency reasons, will be used in all settings, including social care."
XDS based Enterprise VNA (with XCA capabilities to share information using NHS no.) is well placed to deliver the Simon Stevens Five Year Forward Review.