​Today we will submit a Yorkshire and Humber proposal to NHS England become a Local Health and Care Record Exemplar [LHCRE].

This initiative has sign-up from West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System, The Humber, Coast and Vale Sustainability and Transformation Partnership that make up Yorkshire and Humber.

This represents a significant piece of collaboration work over the last three months across the whole region. It has included NHS technologists, clinicians, senior leaders, patient representatives, local authorities, universities and technology suppliers.

Whether this bid proves successful or not, it will remain a clear statement of our strategy to join up clinical systems across the region to support integrated clinical care.