NORTH Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust has appointed organisations as partners to provide e-prescribing and allergy monitoring across its acute and community hospitals.

Better and CGI were awarded the contract to deliver the Better Meds solution and Better Allergies Portal which marks the next step in the trust’s ambition to move away from paper-based systems.

Michael Smillie, executive director of finance and digital at the trust said: "One of the most important components of our transformation, as an organisation and wider healthcare system, will be how well we embrace the challenge of digital.