GDPR - Silverlink

Could GDPR be the catalyst to improved interoperability in healthcare?

GDPR - SilverlinkInteroperability between different healthcare systems has been high up on the NHS’s agenda for years. Yet despite several attempts by national bodies to set standards for suppliers to conform to, much of the industry has continuously responded with uncertainty and remains resistant to sharing valuable healthcare data between systems that ultimately benefit the patient.

The introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018, which will impact the UK despite Brexit, could possibly be the catalyst the NHS has been looking for. The GDPR will essentially change the law governing the management and use of data which, according to the Information Governance Alliance, will result in a greater focus on evidence-based compliance, with specified requirements for transparency, more extensive rights for data subjects and considerably harsher penalties for non-compliance.

Digital Health recently published a Special Report on Interoperability where they spoke to industry leaders, including Silverlink’s Capture Product Manager, Rob Dixon, about their views on whether GDPR could be a catalyst to improved interoperability between healthcare systems.

In the article Rob makes note that the advent of GDPR should cause organisations to think generally about how they provide and receive data, potentially assisting interoperability, as well as how they would deal with more specific provisions, such as the “right to be forgotten”.

“There’s still debate about it – it might be even if the patient makes the request [for erasure], that there’s a clinical safety issue with removing the information [from the patient record]. Central guidance on this at present is still lacking.”

According to Rob, the requirements for GDPR are already beginning to “filter down” through procurement channels and Silverlink is starting to see them in new tenders being published. Though it is still unclear whether GDPR will have a big enough impact to initiate transformation on the interoperability front. “People are starting to think about it [GDPR], and the portability aspect might help with interoperability, but I don’t think GDPR on its own will do it. It will have to be associated with some sort of updated standards or guidance from NHS Governing bodies that our customers need to adhere to and thus we’ll ensure our products support this compliance.”

You can read the full Special Report on Interoperability here.

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Silverlink to attend UK HealthTech Conference in Cardiff

UK HealthTech Conference - SilverlinkOn 5th December 2017 Silverlink Software will be attending the UK HealthTech Conference, taking place at the Mercure Holland House Hotel in Cardiff, to showcase their marketing leading CaptureStroke care performance monitoring system and CaptureFertility, their new fertility clinic management system launched earlier this year.

The 6th annual UK HealthTech Conference is expected to attract over 300 delegates, from both the UK and abroad, seeking to obtain the latest insights from key opinion leaders as well as to engage with industry, the clinical community in addition to UK regulatory, and funding bodies.

Silverlink will be one of 35 exhibitors showcasing their innovative solutions to the healthcare community. You can visit them on their stand where Capture Customer Development Consultant, Tom Crosthwaite, and Sales Consultant, Luke Appleton, will be demonstrating the latest developments in both CaptureStroke and CaptureFertility.

CaptureStroke has been greatly enhanced over the past year including a refreshed user interface, exception reporting, real-time breach alerting as well as support for the latest legislative and dataset changes, plus many more new features. Tom and Luke are also keen discuss how CaptureStroke is facilitating proven SSNAP Audit and service performance improvements at many of our Trusts around the country who use CaptureStroke.

CaptureFertility, launched in January 2017, provides clinics with paperless clinic management system, giving real-time insights into service delivery and performance, enabling improvements in the efficiency of fertility treatments whilst meeting all of the latest HFEA regulatory requirements.

“We are really looking forward to attending the UK HealthTech Conference to showcase our innovative Capture solutions to specialists in the life science and technology community and how they can benefit them and their patients” said Tom.

“We are especially keen to demonstrate how our solutions can benefit services by collecting crucial data across the patient pathway, which not only empowers teams with real-time analysis of this data that leads to improved patient outcomes, but also increases audit performance,” concluded Tom.

Registration for the event is still available and more details can be found here.

To read more about CaptureStroke and Silverlink’s Capture Suite of software solutions, please visit

To read more about CaptureFertility please visit

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Kingsley Manning appointed to the Silverlink Software board

Silverlink Software LtdKingsley Manning - Silverlink are pleased to announce the appointment of Kingsley Manning to the company’s board as a non-executive director.

Kingsley has worked with and for the NHS and the wider healthcare industry for more than 30 years. He has been particularly involved in the digital agenda, having been Chair of NHS Digital, Executive Chair of Tribal Health and Founder and Managing Director of Newchurch Limited.  He was a major contributor to the NHS Digital Strategy ‘Personalised Health and Care 2020’ published in 2014.

On joining the Silverlink board, Kingsley Manning said: “Silverlink has a proud history of excellent working with the NHS through its PCS PAS system, but what really encouraged me to work with Silverlink was their developing range of Capture products which I believe represent a major step forward in using digital technologies to support clinical interventions. CaptureStroke is already supporting clinical teams across the NHS to deliver better outcomes for patients and higher revenues for their hospitals.”

Silverlink look forward to showcasing CaptureStroke at the UK Stroke Forum 2017

Silverlink will round off a great year of showcasing our CaptureStroke care performance monitoring system at the UK Stroke Forum which is taking place at ACC Liverpool from Tuesday 28th November – Thursday 30th November.  Over 2017 we have attended multiple events across the UK, including the Northern Ireland Stroke Forum, Welsh Stroke Conference, recent BASP/UKNG Reperfusion Masterclass in York and most recently ehi Live in Birmingham on the 31st October-1st November. We have already spoken to delegates from multiple NHS Trusts, from a range of different disciplines, about the benefits that our system provides and the increases in service performance our sites are experiencing via their use of CaptureStroke.

Following the success of these events, Silverlink is looking forward to once again exhibiting at the UK Stroke Forum 2017, the UK’s largest multidisciplinary stroke conference. The UK Stroke Forum includes over 20 main conference sessions, each focussing on different aspect of Stroke care, with 90 expert speakers and researchers sharing the latest information in research and service improvements as well as workshops, debate sessions and stroke survivors sharing their stories with delegates.

CaptureStroke Product Manager Rob Dixon and the Silverlink Software team will be on Stand E9 across all three days, demonstrating the latest developments in CaptureStroke including our refreshed user interface, updated Best Practice Tariff calculation to include the revised 14 hour Stroke Consultant Assessment target and the Charlson Comorbidity Index, exception reporting, real-time breach alerting and many more features, and discussing how CaptureStroke is facilitating proven SSNAP Audit and service performance enhancements

“We are really looking forward to this year’s UK Stroke Forum in Liverpool’’ said Rob. “To have an opportunity to speak with delegates from all different aspects of Stroke care and to see so many people engaged in moving this field forward is incredible. CaptureStroke continues to provide Trusts with a method of collecting crucial data across the patient pathway and empower teams with real-time analysis of this data to inform timely, effective service improvements, leading to better patient outcomes and increased audit performance, and we can’t wait to share these stories with the attendees.”

Registration for the event is still available and more details can be found here.

To read more about CaptureStroke and Silverlink’s Capture Suite of software solutions, please visit

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Silverlink are attending ehi Live 2017, Birmingham, Tuesday 31st October & Wednesday 1st November

ehi Live - Silverlink Silverlink will be at ehi LIVE 2017, Stand E80, supporting our partner iMDsoft. We will be showcasing the existing features of the systems, as well as our most recent development emergency care module. The emergency care module replaces our previous A&E module and enables clinicians to enter point of care data and facilitates the collection of the new mandated Emergency Care Dataset, alongside SNOMED mappings.

Founded in 1996, iMDsoft is a global leader in high-end clinical information systems. Hospitals and health networks worldwide, including more than 20 NHS trusts, use MetaVision to improve care quality and enhance financial results. The MetaVision EPR offers one integrated clinical record across the continuum of care and has been awarded positions on NHS national frameworks, including the London Procurement Partnership and Gateshead. They offer a scalable model that allows you to add capabilities at your pace and as your budget allows.

Registration for the event is still available and more details can be found here.

To read more about Silverlink’s PCS Acute, and PCS Community PAS solutions please visit

To read more about iMDsoft please visit

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Silverlink will be attending the BASP/UKNG Masterclass, Friday 20th October 2017

BASP UKNG MasterclassHeld at The Principal Hotel, York, the day is tailored to Stroke clinicians and healthcare professionals from across the UK, providing delegates with an update on thrombolysis and thrombectomy – two treatments used to remove clots from the blood that can radically improve outcomes in those patients who receive them.

The programme for the day features talks from key speakers covering topics including Stroke imaging in the age of thrombectomy, updates on criteria, trials, imaging and clinical cases, and the opportunity to discuss cases with expert opinion.

Tom Crosthwaite, Silverlink’s Customer Development Consultant, will be attending the event along with Rob Dixon, Capture Products Manager, to showcase the latest developments to our CaptureStroke software.

“Rob and I are looking forward to attending this event once again, to engage with clinicians from across the UK, and hear about the latest developments in the field. We have also recently updated CaptureStroke to reflect changes in Stroke Best Practice Tariff and given a refresh to the look and feel of the program and are excited to show off these changes and share how CaptureStroke continues to facilitate measurable improvements to Stroke services across the country with the delegates.’’ said Tom.

Registration for the event is still available and more details can be found here.

To read more about CaptureStroke and Silverlink’s Capture Suite of software solutions, please visit

Royal Wolverhampton streamline their Stroke data collection with Silverlink’s CaptureStroke performance improvement solution

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust has recently gone live with CaptureStroke, Silverlink Software’s market leading care performance system for stroke services.

CaptureStroke offers Trusts full ownership of their data and real-time analytics to understand and measure performance throughout the care pathway. Designed in close collaboration with clinicians, CaptureStroke offers users intuitive workflows, facilitating paperless and mobile working, leading to better patient outcomes and proven return on investment, efficiency savings and improved SSNAP audit performance.

“We are really looking forward to gaining enhanced insights into the excellent patient care we deliver, as well as using CaptureStroke to enrich this care through its features such as real-time care breach notifications and performance dashboards,” said Emily Worth, Stroke and Information Officer at New Cross Hospital.

“By removing the need for multiple, often paper based, data collection methods and centralising this in one easy to use and readily accessible system, we aim to provide our staff with the tools they need to seamlessly record the high level of patient care we provide at the Trust, whilst also using the data we are capturing to accurately and efficiently scrutinise service delivery,” continued Worth.

CaptureStroke is proven to improve Stroke Services and patient outcomes, saving staff time by eliminating data duplication, and integrates with existing Trust IT. The CaptureStroke system offers a modern paperless solution that can be used on mobile devices, tablets and desktops, facilitating real-time data input and output, delivering full stroke service insights, across the whole pathway through intuitive dashboards and reports, helping drive service improvement and better outcomes for the patient.

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest acute and community providers in the West Midlands having more than 800 beds on the New Cross site. It also has 80 rehabilitation beds at West Park Hospital and 54 beds at Cannock Chase Hospital. As the second largest employer in Wolverhampton, the Trust employs more than 8,000 staff.

Silverlink has been a leading software supplier to the NHS for over 20 years, and design solutions based on an in-depth knowledge of NHS processes and requirements. Working in close collaboration with clinicians, Silverlink offers intuitive, intelligent data solutions that facilitate paperless and mobile working that goes beyond basic SSNAP reporting requirements for meaningful insights into Stroke care delivery

To read more about CaptureStroke and Silverlink’s Capture Suite of software solutions, please visit

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Increase your SSNAP performance with CaptureStroke

CaptureStroke - SilverlinkSilverlink Software’s CaptureStroke system has long been providing Trusts with a method of recording their data in a timely manner, and of using real-time insights into this data to empower their Stroke service to increase performance and enhance patient care.

This has never been more evident than in the latest publicly shared results of the Royal College of Physician’s SSNAP audit, where two sites using CaptureStroke have increased their overall grading by two bands, one site moving from Band E to Band C, and another from Band D to Band B. With the audit domains examining areas across the Stroke pathway, for Trusts to improve by such a margin is evidence of improved performance across many different care areas, as well the benefits of having a single point of data collection and analysis, and a simple way of providing verified, timely data to the SSNAP team.

If you would like to know more about how CaptureStroke can assist your Trust to increase SSNAP performance, while delivering powerful insights and improving service delivery, please visit our product website at or email for more information.

Silverlink to attend the Welsh Stroke Conference – 3 & 4 July 2017

Held at the All Nations Centre in Cardiff, the Welsh Stroke Conference is one of the biggest multidisciplinary events in Wales. With around 300 delegates expected to attend, and organised on behalf of the Welsh Association of Stroke Physicians and the Welsh Stroke Alliance, the event is now in its 16th year and is a significant fixture in the educational calendar for Stroke in the UK.

The programme for the two day conference features talks from key speakers covering many topics including how research has driven improvements in Stroke care, improving recognition and management of AF and driving after Stroke, as well as a Stroke survivor sharing their story with delegates.

Tom Crosthwaite, Silverlink’s Customer Development Consultant, will be attending the event along with Allyson James, Independent Nurse Consultant, and Luke Appleton, Sales Consultant. The team will be on our demonstration stand on both days to showcase the latest developments to our CaptureStroke software and discussing achievements made by our current Capture users.

In addition to our exhibition stand, Silverlink has partnered with our users at Cwm Taf University Health Board to create an abstract for the event, celebrating the successes of the system since its implementation there in July 2016. Our poster can be viewed at Board 5 for the duration of the event and Tom will be there to discuss this with delegates and take any questions during the formal poster tour at 13.30 on Day 2.

“We’re really excited to be returning to the Welsh Stroke Conference after a fantastic level of interest in CaptureStroke at the 2016 event. It’s great to be taking part this year not only as exhibitors, but also with our abstract poster created in conjunction our users at Cwm Taf UHB and detailing the improvements seen in their Stroke service since their implementation of CaptureStroke. To be able to celebrate the success they have experienced with the delegates will be fantastic and we are looking forward to sharing their story with the attendees,’’ said Tom.

Registration for the event is still available and more details can be found here.

Tom, Ally and Luke would love to see you on our stand at the Welsh Stroke Conference and ahead of the event. To read more about CaptureStroke and Silverlink’s Capture Suite of software solutions, please visit

Silverlink’s partner iMDsoft to attend Digital Healthcare – 28 & 29 June 2017

Silverlink’s partner iMDsoft, a leading provider of Clinical Information Systems, will be attending Digital Healthcare, London on 28th and 29th June 2017.

Held at London ExCeL, Digital Healthcare is an annual event for all stakeholders tasked with delivering an interoperable, patient centred healthcare system that meets the needs of an ageing population. Digital Healthcare is focused on giving attendees the practical tools and information they need to embrace digital transformation across the entire health and care sector.

The two day event is made up of expert speakers, panels and exhibitors where more than 5,500 senior healthcare IT professionals from NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGS), Local Authorities, GP Federations and NHS England will be able to take part in discussions and network amongst each other to exchange best practice and gain insight and inspiration.

 iMDsoft will be joining other leading digital healthcare suppliers in showcasing their MetaVision EPR at Stand J11.

“We are excited to showcase how our innovative MetaVision EPR can digitise the patient journey across the hospital and produce one integrated patient record with our clinical wrapper, enhanced by proven PAS and Document Management technology. We provide a high level of clinical expertise, informed by our 20 years of critical care experience,” said Shahar Sery, Executive Vice President of iMDsoft.

iMDsoft has a proven track record of successful integration with other hospital systems and medical devices. The organisation offers a scalable model that allows Trusts to add capabilities at their pace and as their budget allows. Once more, they build the system department by department – reducing the burden of one large go-live by breaking down the project into smaller, more manageable implementations.

 More details about Digital Health 2017 can be found here.

To read more about iMDsoft and their partnership with Silverlink, please visit