A NEW electronic patient record was unveiled by London North West University Healthcare this month, in a move to modernise and improve patient care.

The launch is the result of more than three years’ planning.

Chief Executive Pippa Nightingale said: “Electronic patient records bring your health information together in one place, allowing our clinical teams to have access to the right information at their fingertips.”

The new system will allow hospitals across north west London, including Ealing Hospital, to share information easily for patients who need care at more than one trust.

It will also help GPs and hospitals share test results far more quickly.

Ms Nightingale added: “We’re training everyone who will be using the new record, and there will be plenty of additional support while we go live.

“We’ll still be here to provide the care you need. But it’s a big change, so we’re asking patients to bear with us while our teams adjust.”