A hospital is to invest millions of pounds in the hope it will revolutionise clinical systems and improve patient care.

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, which runs North Middlesex University Hospital in Edmonton, is investing £12 million over the next three years.

It is hoped the expense will allow the trust to improve staff access to clinical information so they can make the right decisions and deliver safer and more effective care, and use technology to improve patient experience so that can better manage their own health and interact with us through video consultations.

It could also provide better data so the hospital can use it to improve quality, efficiency and patient outcomes.

Part of this investment comes from NHS Digital, who has awarded £5 million to North Mid as part of the Global Digital Exemplar progamme, while the other £7 million will be funded by the trust.

Maria Kane, chief executive of the trust, said: “With a rising demand for our services, we need to think differently about how we deliver patient care. This investment will help us make the best use of digital technology so that we can improve the way we work and transform our services so that they better meet the needs of our local community.”

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust serves more than 350,000 people living in the London boroughs of Enfield and Haringey, as well as the nearby boroughs of Barnet and Waltham Forest.