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HN is combining health coaching with its data-science expertise for PCNs throughout England. The service is managed entirely by HN and is fully financed by ARRS. Health Coaches can clear capacity so PCNs can work on the vaccination rollout and the extensive backlogs caused by Covid-19. HN's health coaches work with patients to improve their health literacy, build confidence and empowerment and get them to the point where they are pro-active in managing their health. This reduces their reliance on the system and alleviates pressure on primary care resources and GP workloads.
Advance and Urgent Care Plans – London Accelerator
In July 2020, The Health Innovation Network (HIN) were commissioned to deliver a programme to increase use and quality of shared electronic advance/urgent care plans using Co-ordinate my Care (CMC). The programme concentrated on clinical engagement.
Automated Scheduling for Elective Care Appointments
COVID-19 has generated a significant backlog of elective patients that need appointments generated as quickly as possible. Trusts are keen to avoid hiring more staff to solve the problem and are looking to digital workers instead. Bots can assist with the recovery of elective care in a predictable and consistent way. For example, Automation Anywhere's Robotic Interface (AARI) can be used to extract patient details from referral systems, before cross-checking details against SPINE. Once validated, bookings can be made within the PAS terminal. All bookings and referrals are triaged in e-RS (e-Referral Service) with the outcome.
ELAROS' C19-YRS is a digital version of the globally recognised and NHS England-recommended clinical tool, the 'C19-YRS', used for the remote assessment, triage and management of patients with persistent COVID symptoms. It has been recommended for routine use by NHS England in their National guidance for post-covid syndrome assessment clinics (April 2021). The original PDF version has been adopted by NHS clinics across the UK and the digital platform has been adopted by the Northern Care Alliance, Leeds Community Healthcare, Liverpool University Hospitals, and Airedale NHS Trusts since its public announcement in June 2021.
The Volunteer Platform (WAHT Edition)
The Volunteer Platform (WAHT Edition) is a clinical trial management tool developed in partnership with Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (WAHT) and Being Guided. The Platform (to be renamed) aimed to provide an interface between patients and research staff, simplifying practices to improve the experience of patients and staff participating in research.
Refero - Remote consultation to connect care providers, better support people at home
Refero connects clinical workforces to patients, other carers and citizens, quickly, simply and cost effectively. It has been proven to work across organisational boundaries and is now NHS approved and is designed to work with standard technology toolsets already used.
Whose Shoes - an innovative approach to coproduction
The ‘Whose Shoes?®’ approach, created by Gill Phillips, is an engaging approach to coproduction, used in over 80 NHS trusts, universities and more.
The West Midlands PPE Collective
The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a critical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shortage across the West Midlands region and throughout the UK. Well known for its manufacturing capabilities, and world-class innovation infrastructure, the West Midlands was well placed to respond to the region’s life-threatening shortage of PPE within the community, care homes, and NHS.
Physiobuddie is an innovative therapy service that provides its users with step-by-step progressive rehabilitation via the following mediums: expert help, video tutorials and information sections. Physiobuddie is bespoke, pre-designed and progresses in line with the service users rehabilitation ability. The flexibility and functionality offered by the Physiobuddie system empowers the patient suffering from a wide range of needs and assists all abilities.Physiobuddie offers increased access to physiotherapy services without requiring physiotherapy staff (faceless or face-to-face) :- Physiobuddie provides daily rehabilitation and advice to ensure optimal self-management by following the parameters of the program set. Communication can be provided by email and in app messages.
Maintaining diabetes structured education courses across south London
The Health Innovation Network (HIN) has worked with partners across the two south London Integrated care systems (ICS’s) to expand the provision of Diabetes structured education services to include digital and remote options to help manage the condition remotely.
Supporting ESCAPE-pain sites to deliver through digital during covid-19
The HIN’s ESCAPE-pain team received requests from sites that were eager to pilot ESCAPE-pain classes using a digital platform. The team adapted to meet this need and supported sites to trial virtual delivery if they could.