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QIPP Urgent Care Clinical Dashboard

QIPP Urgent Care Clinical Dashboard Update - July 2011


QIPP Urgent Care Clinical Dashboard Update - July 2011

First Pioneer site goes live; opportunity for fast followers

First Pioneer site goes live at NHS Devon

NHS Devon is the first 'Pioneer' area to go live with an Urgent Care Clinical Dashboard as part of the QIPP Urgent Care Clinical Dashboard project. The team at NHS Devon went live at their first GP practice in June and plan to roll out to a further 21 practices by the end of July.

Commenting on the success at Devon, Dr Paul Lovell, a GP in Devon and Clinical Lead for the project, says: “Key to reducing admissions and improving care is raising the awareness of the whole system and how individual patients are being managed locally within it. We see the dashboards as an important first step in providing local services with access to real-time integrated data from the various clinical systems used by the different health and social care providers. Integration of data and risk profiling are key to our overall aims and with the dashboard we can further develop ways of presenting this information to those on the front line.”

One of the best features of Devon’s dashboard is the inclusion of advanced predictive risk modelling data to flag up those patients at higher risk of further admissions. In many instances, these patients can be successfully case managed using virtual wards run jointly by Community Services and Primary Care.

Fast follower opportunity

Over the next few weeks a further 11 Pioneer NHS areas across England are scheduled to go live with their Urgent Care Clinical Dashboards, and the QIPP team co-ordinating the national work are now in the process of receiving applications from potential fast follower sites for the next wave of dashboard implementations.

Dr Anne Talbot, National Clinical Lead for the dashboard work, commented: "We are now looking for a number of fast follower areas to take part in the next phase. Whilst we have a number of fast follower sites confirmed, there are some areas of the country where we have gaps, for example in the Yorkshire & the Humber, South Central, and London regions”.

“Evidence from NHS Bolton, where the dashboard was piloted, demonstrates that the dashboard helps clinicians to identify the most vulnerable, at risk patients and empowers clinicians by bringing information together in real time so that they can make more informed decisions about patient care, benefiting patients and the local health economy. We are now starting to see how the dashboards can be used by clinicians across the country to improve and more proactively manage and coordinate the healthcare of patients, especially for the most vulnerable and those with long term conditions".

NHS organisations interested in taking part in the fast follower stage can contact the national team via clinical.dashboard@nhs.net to learn more.