Whittington Hospitals has completed the Global Digital Exemplar Fast Follower programme, and as a result introduced new solutions and software.
The team currently receive 180 adult referrals every months and, though they arrive electronically, they are processed manually.
The money has been awarded as part of NHS England’s GDE programme, with £5m coming from NHS England and the rest provided by the trust.
Clinicians will begin using the electronic form to assess inpatients for clots including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) from 4 June.
The news that the 80% of English NHS providers not part of the GDE programme will receive funds for digitisation is welcome. But, argues Digital Health editor and chief executive Jon Hoeksma, a review of the figures shows this dollop of jam is a start rather than a full solution.
Digital Health News understands some trusts initially proposed as mental health fast followers will “definitely” not be among those ultimately named.
The NHS Digital Academy has opened its doors for applications. It intendeds to train 300 digital leaders over the next three years.
The second wave of 18 NHS digital pioneers, or ‘fast followers’, will be named today at the NHS Innovation Expo in Manchester by Secretary of State for Health Jeremy.
Digital Health Intelligence’s annual survey of NHS IT leaders has found confidence in achieving key national targets on digital have dropped over the past 12 months.