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Clinical safety assessment of the HealthPathways Health IT system

Clinical safety assessment of the HealthPathways Health IT system

The challenge HealthPathways, a Health IT system developed by Streamliners in New Zealand, supports the delivery of localised relevant pathways to general practitioners and other clinicians. The system assists with informed and supportive decision making at the point...

Bury Hospice transformation

Bury Hospice transformation

The challenge Bury Hospice’s vision is to ensure all patients and families in the locality receive compassionate and outstanding palliative and end of life care. To realise this vision, the hospice developed a portfolio of transformation work and commissioned NECS...

NHSE&I East Vaccination Programme

NHSE&I East Vaccination Programme

The challenge NECS was brought in to help ensure there was sufficient workforce across the East region to deliver the COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Programme. This included an ambitious retention programme which aimed to retain all the volunteers and temporary staff...

Vanguard for the Framework for Integrated Care (Community)

Vanguard for the Framework for Integrated Care (Community)

The challenge In 2021, an opportunity arose for Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Integrated Care System (HNY HCP ICS) to bid for funding from NHS England’s national health and justice team alongside their partners, including the health, local authority and...

Procurement of specialist led Primary Care orthodontic services

Procurement of specialist led Primary Care orthodontic services

Challenge The NECS Healthcare Services Procurement team undertook a large collaborative procurement exercise to deliver 77 individual specialist led primary care orthodontic services contracts (lots) across the North of England with a total contract value in excess of...

Enhancing social care brokering in Telford and Wrekin

Enhancing social care brokering in Telford and Wrekin

The challenge Ian Martin, Procurement and Market Development Officer at Telford and Wrekin Council, spoke to Alex Arvidsson, Capacity Tracker Regional Lead in the Midlands and South-West, about the system benefits to their Brokerage team.  Our response: How has...

Capacity Tracker puts care home information at our fingertips

Capacity Tracker puts care home information at our fingertips

The challenge Denis Greenwood manages the Residential Finding Service, part of the bed brokerage function at Lancashire County Council. Denis and his team have a comprehensive knowledge of the local care home market and work diligently to ensure people in Lancashire...

Real benefits to using Capacity Tracker in the South West

Real benefits to using Capacity Tracker in the South West

The challenge Emma Smith is the Registered Home Manager at Eagles Mount Care Home (part of Luxury Care) in Poole, Dorset. Emma has been with Eagles Mount for two years and has worked within the Luxury Care group for 10 years. Luxury Care has six premier care homes...

HJIS e-Learning Portal

HJIS e-Learning Portal

Challenge Healthcare teams within the secure and detained estate are very busy, often struggling to attend traditional, face-to-face training sessions. In order to ensure access to training materials and advice and guidance on using SystmOne at difficult times, e.g....

GMS, GP2GP and SCR upload within the Secure and Detained Estate

GMS, GP2GP and SCR upload within the Secure and Detained Estate

Challenge GMS (General Medical Services) registration is the mechanism by which patients are registered at their community GP surgery, and it is this functionality that allows the electronic transfer of patient information between clinical systems, the GP2GP transfer....

HJIS Data Quality Improvement Work

HJIS Data Quality Improvement Work

Challenge The contract was awarded in 2016 to The Phoenix Partnership (TPP), supplier of SystmOne. The North East London Commissioning Support Unit (NEL CSU) Health and Justice team was then commissioned to manage the preparations for a new system and delivery of new...

Use of OPTICA in Integrated Single Point of Access (ISPA) NTHFT

Use of OPTICA in Integrated Single Point of Access (ISPA) NTHFT

Challenge The team in the Integrated Single Point of Access (ISPA), known nationally as the Transfer of Care Hub, receives all the referrals from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and other surrounding hospitals for patients who require ongoing community...

Becoming Disability Positive at work

Becoming Disability Positive at work

The challenge The NHS England London Equality & Inclusion team asked us to help introduce their new initiative encouraging staff to be confident in sharing their disability status and getting individualised support. Our response We contacted the NHS disability...

‘#CutCovid’ CYP awareness campaign

‘#CutCovid’ CYP awareness campaign

The challenge Previous work indicated that Covid messaging was failing to reach and inform older children and young people living in Medway. A key challenge was to come up with new and creative ways of framing evolving guidance that appealed to older children and...

Increasing awareness of maternity services in North Central London

Increasing awareness of maternity services in North Central London

The challenge North Central London LMS (NCL LMS) needed to increase awareness of the new personalised maternity services website across North Central London. Our response We researched the local population and identified that Facebook and Google were the most suitable...

Saving lives with cervical screening: NECS for NHS England

Saving lives with cervical screening: NECS for NHS England

The challenge The NHS Cervical Screening Programme aims to reduce the number of women developing cervical cancer in England, by improving the uptake of cervical screening, enabling the early detection and treatment of disease to reduce mortality rates. In October...

Delivery of HCC surveillance

Delivery of HCC surveillance

The challenge Trusts often find the management of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) liver surveillance patients to be a challenge as patients require regular surveillance over a long period of time and it can be difficult to manage the logistics of where a patient is...

NTHFT Discharge Project

NTHFT Discharge Project

Challenge OPTICA (Optimised Patient Tracking & Intelligent Choices Application) is a secure cloud application, built by NECS in collaboration with health and social care. It tracks all admitted patients and the tasks relating to their discharge in real-time...

Waiting Well York HCP

Waiting Well York HCP

The challenge As the elective waiting list continues to increase and with patients waiting longer for their operations or procedures, York Health and Care Partnership, working alongside Nimbuscare, wanted to reassure patients that they had not been forgotten.   They...

SystmOne upgrade

SystmOne upgrade

Challenge The Health and Justice Information Service (HJIS) is a national programme in England to implement the complex upgrade to the national prison health care system, SystmOne, bringing it up to date and in line with other clinical systems used in the community.  ...

NECS Covid remote access

NECS Covid remote access

Challenge To enable efficient and safe working during the COVID-19 pandemic, the ICT Service Delivery team at NECS was asked to rapidly mobilise a Use Your Own Device (UYOD) Remote Access solution within NECS itself. The objective was to provide additional remote...

Procurement for Prisons

Procurement for Prisons

The challenge A large number of contracts which provided healthcare services to Her Majesty's Prisons (HMP) in the North West locality were due to expire and the NECS Healthcare Procurement team was asked to lead the procurement of new services for NHS England and NHS...

Data Quality programme

Data Quality programme

The challenge The Data Quality (DQ) programme started in the summer of 2021 and NECS was commissioned to support acute providers to improve the accuracy of their waiting list data.   The programme specifically wanted to:  Ensure system capacity was utilised only for...

Saving lives with cervical screening: NECS for NHS England

National Elective Restoration team

The challenge The National Elective Restoration team within NECS plays a vital role in supporting the delivery plan for tackling the substantial backlog of NHS care, which sits at the highest number of people waiting to receive planned NHS care since records began in...

Advice and Guidance

Advice and Guidance

The challenge Advice and Guidance (A&G) services are central to the vision outlined in the NHS Long Term Plan of 'one click away' specialist advice and guidance for GPs, linked to the aim of reducing face-to-face outpatient appointments (NHS England &...

Pharmacy Workforce

Pharmacy Workforce

The challenge Over recent years, the primary care pharmacy workforce has changed significantly, due to a range of national healthcare policy developments. As a result, there have been changes in employment models, leadership capacity, and career development. Due to...

NHSE Midlands Elective recovery

NHSE Midlands Elective recovery

The challenge An NHS England and Improvement (NHSE/I) review in July 2021, highlighted that if no intervention or action was taken by March 2022, 51,568 patients within the Midlands would be waiting over 104 weeks (104+) for their elective surgery. Pressure on the...

JUCD Workforce Development plan

JUCD Workforce Development plan

The challenge Joined up Care Derbyshire (JUCD), the Integrated Care System (ICS) for Derbyshire, had 11 teams of Business Intelligence (BI) professionals spread across the organisations that formed part of the ICS.  JUCD wished to develop a hybrid BI function to...

NICE strategy review

NICE strategy review

The challenge NICE developed its current Implementation Strategy in 2017 to support the effective use of NICE guidance and standards. NICE wished to publish its new Implementation Strategy in December 2021, to support the delivery of strategic Pillar Three 'Effective...

Prevalance of obesity in Tees Valley

Prevalance of obesity in Tees Valley

The challenge Tees Valley Combined Authority wanted to determine whether the prevalence of obesity in the Tees Valley is greater than in other areas of the UK, what the causes might be and the impact upon the economy of the region. Our response NECS carried out a...

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Workforce Demand project

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Workforce Demand project

The challenge NECS's Business Analytics and Insight team was commissioned to work with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CPS) in England to analyse the size of the physiotherapy workforce needed to deliver NHS policy commitments in England, This was to include...

Development and adoption of PHM

Development and adoption of PHM

The challenge Suffolk and North East Essex (SNEE) Integrated Care System (ICS) sought a partner to support the development of, and to accelerate the adoption of, Population Health Management (PHM) across their localities.Our response NECS analysts initially...

Covid-19 response

Covid-19 response

The challenge In March 2020 at the early stages of the COVID-19 global pandemic, Durham County Council partnered with NECS to adopt a Population Health Management (PHM) approach to support the COVID-19 response.   The challenge was to use PHM to:   Identify patient...