Check+ is the new landing portal of all modules run by NECS on behalf of providers to manage elective procedures. It currently incorporates both of the EBIcheck+ and IFRcheck+ modules and allows clinicians to access a system which is tailored to their needs.
It offers either an instant outcome to a request (for a PAT for procedures of limited clinical value) or a one stop shop for submission of an independent funding request (IFR) – and then monitors the submission from start to finish. It uses one secure system without the need to transfer data from one source to another.
The EBIcheck+ module is for clinicians who want to check that patients meet current commissioning criteria to be eligible for funding for a procedure of limited clinical value (POLCV).
The IFRcheck+ module is for clinicians who wish to refer patients for procedures where they don’t meet current commissioned criteria, but the clinician believes the patient is a clinical exception.
We have a variety of packages to suit your needs, including packaged or bespoke modules and our dedicated team will offer onboarding, ongoing training and support. Go to checkplus.nhs.uk/ to access the Check+ portal.
- A web-based system which provides an instant funding decision on a patient meeting the policy criteria and prior funding approval for procedures covered in the local policy
- Experience of deployment of the VBC Checker system to over 50 secondary care providers and over 570 GP practices simultaneously
- Development of clinical policies to support policy decision making
- Expert contract advice on implementation with secondary care providers to ensure that the ICB only funds activity which has prior funding approval
- Finance and contracting expertise on the reconciliation process at procedure level with providers.
- An evidence base for reducing provider contract demand plans.
- A web-based system that includes a full, end-to-end path flow, from clinician request to decision
- Works hand in hand with local IFR teams to ensure smooth transition of requests and a fully tracked, auditable timeline so all users can see exactly which part of the process currently sits
- Used by more than 50 providers and over 570 GP practices
- Works alongside the EBIcheck+ system to make sure that any claims not eligible for funding through the commissioning system, where the referrer believes the patient meets clinical exceptionality, can be passed through the IFRcheck+ system, rather than having to utilise multiple, independent systems through the process
- A standardised log in and user interface ensuring consistency and ease of use for all stakeholders.
- Real time updates on all submissions through the IFRcheck+ module
- Policies on commissioned procedures are regularly updated to ensure they are accurate at all times for clinicians
- All local policies can be downloaded from the system, so everything is available within one system
- A robust onboarding services, including full user guides and training sessions
- A responsive contact service where any issues are responded to ASAP.