What’s next for the Optometry View of the Northern Ireland Electronic Care Record

Access to the Northern Ireland Electronic Care Record (NIECR) for Optometrists was implemented in October 2018. To date, 325 optometrists have been provided with an individual NIECR account.

NIECR log in screen
NIECR log in screen

In using the NIECR in their clinical practice, optometrists have access to important and relevant information on their patients’ medications, their attendance at eye clinics and diabetic eye screening reports. The latter is a new development and applies for patients who have attended screening after December 2019. In the coming months an additional tab will be visible in the NIECR, which will display a chronological history of a patient’s encounters with the hospital eye services. Included in this development is access to information on Belfast Health and Social Care Trust Eye Casualty attendance and some general information from the community information systems which orthoptic services use.

Gavin Corrigan, Optometrist in Cookstown has found that access to NIECR has benefited him in his clinical practice. Further information on the Optometry View, including user videos, can be found here.

You can hear Gavin speak about his experience of using the NIECR in the following video.