Three NHS trusts have selected Wolters Kluwer Health’s clinical decision tool as the company expands its UK customer base.

UpToDate is an evidence-based knowledge system that helps clinicians make the right decisions at the point of care. It gives clinicians access to peer-reviewed treatment recommendations and the latest best-practice guidance for more than 12,000 clinical topics and 9,500 graded recommendations.

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust and Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust have all opted to use the solution. They join seven NHS trusts which deployed UpToDate during the Covid-19 pandemic.

As well as opting to use UpToDate, Calderdale and Huddersfield have also selected to use Wolters Kluwer’s drug information tool Lexicomp – which provides drug information and clinical content for pharmacists and clinicians.

Wolters Kluwer’s other new UK customers are:

  • Advanz Pharma (UpToDate)
  • SWMI – South West Medicines Information (Lexicomp)
  • Belfast Health and Social Care Trust Regional Medicines and Poisons Information Service (Lexicomp)

Denise Basow, president and CEO of clinical effectiveness at Wolters Kluwer, said: “Clinical teams are used to dealing with complex medical conditions on a daily basis, often in highly pressurised settings when it’s critical to make the right decision. Access to decision-support resources such as UpToDate and Lexicomp provides a reassurance that they have the most recent and accurate information to hand, helping them deliver the best care everywhere.”

“Embedding UpToDate into the clinical workflow, through the Electronic Patient Record, also helps improve the decision-making process and, at the same time, enhances patient safety, quality of care and clinical outcomes.”

“This, coupled with UpToDate’s accreditation by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (RCP), allows clinicians to use UpToDate as part of their personal professional development, embedded into the clinical workflow.”