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Digital Dispatches – encompass, A diabetic patient journey

10th October 2022

Our recent Digital Dispatches webinar focused on the encompass, a Health and Social Care digital transformation program which will create a single patient record for every citizen in Northern Ireland receiving health and social care.


Patients living with diabetes may have to visit several different healthcare professionals, clinics or trusts when receiving treatment or learning to live with their condition. encompass will make that experience much easier and safer.


Care information including visit notes, test results, medication records and appointments will be available in one secure, easy to access central record which the healthcare professional and patient can access at any time.


Diabetic Specialist Nurse and diabetic patient Sharon McCartney, who also has a diabetic daughter, chats with our clinical experts on how encompass will help her manage her treatment and have all the information regarding her daughters’ condition at her fingertips.

Neil Black, Consultant Physician and Clinical Lead, Endocrinology & Diabetes and encompass Chief Clinical Information Officer for the Western Trust and Peter Jackson, AHP and encompass lead in the Belfast Trust discuss with Sharon the benefits encompass will bring which will streamline systems and help optimise their time, making patient appointments much more beneficial.


Listen here: Digital Dispatches – Episode 16 – encompass, The Diabetes Patient Journey – YouTube

For more information on encompass visit: The encompass Programme – a digital integrated care record for NI (