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CCG Digital Roadmap Series: NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group

We spoke with Mike Maguire, chief officer at NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG):

“NHS West Lancashire CCG is one of a number of CCGs in Lancashire that contributed to the delivery of a Lancashire wide Digital Roadmap aligned to the Lancashire Sustainability and Transformation Plan. The Digital Roadmap builds on an established programme to:

  • Improve the digital maturity of healthcare providers to enable them to be paper-free at the point of care by 2020
  • Share electronic records across organisations to support safe, effective and efficient care
  • Empower the patient to be an active participant in their care by giving them access to their health records
  • Enable citizens to harness the power of assistive technology to live independent, healthy lives
  • Make better use of our data to predict need and inform future service delivery
  • Create a robust, affordable IT infrastructure that supports integrated working and new models of care across the public sector workforce
  • Create opportunities for economic growth within the region in the digital life sciences sector

Our CCG in particular has been working on a number of digital health projects including:

  1. FLO Simple Telehealth which is being deployed initially into the Heart Failure Service
  2. Rally round, which connects carers and patients which is now available to the West Lancashire population
  3. MSK Portal and App to support patients to self-manage their conditions a development currently underway.
  4. An App which if deployed will offer rewards to West Lancashire Patients in return for being active and improving their Health and Wellbeing

In addition to the above we have also:

  1. Connected our GPs to a Common Lancashire Network
  2. Modernised their Telephony
  3. Created a Primary/Community EPR
  4. Implemented Electronic Ordering of Tests and Results reporting.
  5. Created the foundations now for delivering an ‘Integrated Shared Care Record’ using the Lancashire Patient Record Exchange Service.
  6. Modernised our internal CCG systems including the introduction of Office 365 and Project and Programme Management systems.

Having re-tendered our Community and Urgent Care contracts (process is currently ongoing) we are looking forward to a continued programme of Digital Health Innovations as new technology enabled models of care are introduced.