You might have heard the word “encompass” recently; you may have seen a little about it on TV too. This is the new digital recording system that has been rolled out within the Trust on June 6th. It means that, from this date, all patient records in the hospitals will be recorded digitally and there will no longer be patients paper notes. In the fullness of time patients will be able to access their records on their phone or tablet computer and see their blood results and results of scans and hospital appointments.

In the picture opposite we can see Sister Carol Harper along with some of her staff in the Regional Liver Unit (Ward 6D) getting to grips with encompass.