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Kingston Hospital’s Sexual Health Service is now paperless

Thursday 5 April 2018

Kingston Hospital’s Sexual Health Service, The Wolverton Centre went live in March 2018 with an electronic, paperless system called Inform, which is a specific system for sexual health, contraception and HIV care.

All consultations are now recorded electronically; prescriptions are generated and printed from within the system.  Test results are currently returned electronically and the next step is to be able to request directly. 

Future plans will include the ability for patients to book appointments online and the installation of self-registration kiosks. 

The Wolverton Centre staff have worked incredibly hard to get the system up and running with a great deal of support from colleagues from other areas of the hospital including Pharmacy, IT and South West London Pathology.

Sarah Quinnen, Service Manager at the Wolverton Centre said, “With the installation of our new IT system, clinical staff have access to the complete patient record in one location, rather than in paper notes and partial IT systems. The staff have embraced the change and have worked together amazingly, supporting each other and sharing their learnings.”

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 Notes to Editors

  • In February the Wolverton Centre made a service improvement and extended their opening hours to 0800-2000 to meet the demand on the service.
  • The Wolverton Centre - http://www.sexualhealthkingston.co.uk/
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