excellence' at Royal Liverpool as they become 'global exemplars'
THE Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen
University Hospitals NHS Trust has been selected to become a 'global exemplar'
in digital technology.
The news comes from an announcement made by the health secretary, who introduced
the Royal Liverpool University Hospital as 1 of 12 "global exemplar"
trusts in line for funding as part of investment into technology and
infrastructure to enhance staff training and digital technology.
Each trust will receive up to £10 million to act as "global exemplars" of
digital technology and will be expected to pioneer best practice, knowledge and
digital expertise alongside international colleagues.
The aim of the plans is intended to make the NHS easier to use for the
increasing numbers of people using smartphones and other mobile devices and
those accessing public services online.
To support the innovation of digital services NHS staff will work with
universities identified as 'digital academies' to help train staff to
deliver high quality digital healthcare.
The funding will enhance existing NHS tools including the development of a new
online triage system as part of NHS:- 111's non-emergency phone line. It will also
enable the creation of patient focused health applications for use on mobiles,
tablets and wearable devices for patients to monitor and improve their health
David Walliker, director of information technology at the Royal said:-
"This is fantastic news for our Trust. In our recent CQC report our innovative
projects were highlighted as 'outstanding' as we have implemented a new
whiteboard system throughout clinical areas to assist staff to manage and
respond to patients more effectively.
The whiteboard system is used to provide staff with information to highlight
what beds have been allocated to individual patients, what assessments have been
completed and to also highlight any vulnerable patients whilst they are in our
The news that the Trust will be awarded this accolade really demonstrates our
commitment to making our services better for patients. By responding to
developments in technology and recognising that most people are using mobile
technology to access health information means that we can be at the forefront of
delivering this type of technology for our patients to improve services. Success
will be when digital excellence becomes the very DNA of how we deliver, improve
and experience health and social care for our patients and staff and that we act
as exemplar and implementation partner to other NHS organisations."