Local digital roadmap (LDR) Local digital roadmap (LDR)

The NHS Five Year Forward View published in October 2014, made a commitment that, by 2020, there would be “fully interoperable electronic health records so that patient’s records are paperless”. This was supported by a Government commitment in Personalised Health and Care 2020 that “all patient and care records will be digital, interoperable and real-time by 2020”.

The 2016/17 Planning Guidance introduced the concept of place-based Sustainability and Transformational Plans (STPs) which would ensure delivery of transformation through local health and care systems harnessing the opportunities that digital technology offers.  The development of a Local Digital Roadmap (LDR) will allow for a clear opportunity for local communities, working in partnership with each other, to articulate how they will harness digital technology to accelerate change.

In October 2015 a submission was made to NHS England (NHSE) detailing the proposed Local Digital Roadmap footprint of HRW CCG and Partners.  The “Partners” include – NHS South Tees CCG, North Yorkshire County Council, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Trust, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and Middlesbrough Borough Council.  The proposed footprint was duly accepted.

In June 2016 the LDR submission covering the whole area of the LDR footprint with an overarching vision, baseline assessment and universal capabilities delivery plan was submitted to NHS England. 

This submission is currently purely based on aspirations and once any funding is secured/confirmed, the document may be revised.