Secondary Care

Alder Hey goes live with eConsent

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has gone live with eConsent to digitise the consent process.

The solution from Wellbeing Software ensures accurate patient information is consistently captured and the necessary permissions required for any surgical procedure. It enables consent forms to be created dynamically, pre-populated with individual patient demographics and presented to the patient in the context of the proposed procedure, along with information leaflets during the consultation.

Traditionally surgical consent has been a manual process, relying on the clinician to write out patient details as well as the risks and benefits of the procedure being discussed.

The Trust said its introduction through initial pilot and staged rollout, is part of the Trust’s wider programme of digital technology optimisation.

As part of this wider digitisation programme, Alder Hey recently announced the implementation of Wellbeing’s document management technology Stratus, which is being used to digitise the Trust’s paper records.  The integrated clinical viewer will provide healthcare professionals with a simple intuitive interface to access complete online patient records.

Graham Ridgway, CEO of Wellbeing Software said: “I’m absolutely delighted that eConsent has gone live at Alder Hey after the hard work from all involved at the Trust and Wellbeing. Benefits for patients and staff alike will ensure a speedier, clear, safer and traceable consent process as well as reducing paper usage, all in all a major step forward. Further great news for the NHS as a whole is that Wellbeing has a long list of other Trusts wanting to deploy eConsent, supporting Matt Hancock’s digital drive for the NHS.”