Secondary Care

Doncaster and Bassetlaw pilots Accurx tech for GP communications

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has piloted a digital tool from Accurx to support communications between its Skin Integrity Team and GPs.

The application is being used to send wound care plans to GP practices once a patient is discharged, using a messaging tool in the company’s AccuMail product called Message GP practice.

The company said that the tool was built to allow any NHS professional to email a patient’s GP, utilising Accurx’s adoption across 98 percent of GP practices in England. It includes the ability to send an attachment and all correspondence including any documents can be saved to the patient’s GP record in one click.

Kelly Moore, Lead Nurse of the Skin Integrity Team at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals, commented: “In one instance, a GP practice that received the information via Accurx upon the patient’s discharge from DBTH was able to triage the patient immediately to a specialist team. Without the practice having received this information, the patient would have waited at least a week for an appointment with the practice nurse and then another week to get referred to the specialist team.”

Dr Satya Raghuvanshi, Head of Clinical at Accurx, added: “Simple and easy-to-use solutions can enable better communication between services, and better access to patient information, enabling healthcare staff to work more easily as a team and deliver better patient care. We built Message GP practice, a function of our two-way messaging product AccuMail, to help NHS staff across different services do just that.”

In May, Accurx joined us for HTN Now to discuss working with digital suppliers. Posing the question ‘How ready is your ICS to work with digital suppliers?’, accuRx shared their thoughts on the questions ICS leaders should look to ask when looking to procure suppliers that truly meet their needs in delivering integrated care across the whole system. You can watch the session back here.