New Organ Donor Register built by NPS
9 July 2015
NHS Blood and Transplant, in collaboration with the four UK governments, has today launched the new Organ Donor Register built by Northgate Public Services. The new Register simplifies the process for people who wish to donate their organs, register their choice not to donate their organs or nominate others to make decisions on their behalf.
Northgate Public Services (NPS) has ensured a seamless transition to the new Organ Donor Register and delivered new functionality to support NHS Blood and Transplant and the four UK governments in their efforts to increase organ donation across the UK. NPS has considerable experience developing health registries including the National Joint Registry, which captures data on joint replacement surgery to help surgeons, commissioners and manufacturers to deliver improved patient care.
Ian Blackhurst, Executive Director of Solutions at Northgate Public Services, said: "The new Organ Donor Register provides NHS Blood and Transplant with a powerful platform able to adapt easily to future change and to other types of workload. We have experience developing secure, adaptable and powerful software platforms and we are delighted to be working in partnership with NHS Blood and Transplant."
Anthony Clarkson, Assistant Director for Organ Donation and Nursing at NHS Blood and Transplant, added: “The Organ Donor Register has proved to be a fantastic tool in helping us to identify people who want to donate their organs after their death. The new Register with new functions means that we can all make our intentions even clearer.
“We are constantly working to increase the number of deceased organ donors in the UK. The easy to complete, yet more detailed registration page will provide us with information such as ethnicity that will benefit potential transplant patients but was unable to be routinely collected on the old Register."
For more information:
Northgate Public Services: Sandra Malone, tel: +44 (0)7554 770120 / firstname.lastname@example.org
NHS Blood & Transplant: Pauline O’Brien, tel: +44 (0)1923 367669 / email@example.com