Welcome to the website of the emrad Radiology Consortium. EMRAD is a consortium of seven Trusts across the East Midlands who are collaborating on radiology services. Together we have procured and deployed a new, common digital radiology system.
The emrad Consortium formed in 2013 with membership of the following NHS Acute Trusts, serving a population of approx. 5m patients in the East Midlands:
We are deploying innovative technical systems to underpin the desire for a true cross-region 'view' of our services: not just describing how things are today, but looking to predict problems next week before they occur based on data trends.
Deploying a shared technical and governance solution at scale, across seven different NHS Trusts, takes time and expertise. All consortium member Trusts are following the shared operational, information and clinical governance structures.
Five Trusts are now live with the technical system from GE. Chesterfield and the recently merged Burton and Derby Hospitals (University Hospitals of Burton & Derby) are finalising details to move on to the new technical system.
We are also proving the consortium model as a solid basis for collaboration within services and across NHS boundaries, without the need to create additional legal entities to do so. This includes the flexibility for Trusts to join, and leave, in a governed manner.