A digital primary care innovation hub has launched across the Humber and North Yorkshire, with an aim to accelerate, research, evaluate, and identify innovations that support primary care strategic priorities.
The Humber and North Yorkshire Digital Primary Care Innovation Hub is said to be the “front door” for digital innovation and improvement for primary care within the region. It has an overarching aim to accelerate innovation within primary care, including pharmacy, optometry and dentistry specialities, and support clinical and non-clinical unmet needs aligned to the Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board priorities.
The Innovation Hub has now opened a call for ideas “to a challenge within primary care” and to “help tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the NHS”.
- Use digital to improve the way services are designed, delivered and managed in an integrated way, with a clear focus on the individual and their experience, and where health and care professionals can make the best decisions because they have the information they need, at the point of care when they need it.
- Optimise the value of data to create intelligence to be used routinely to improve patient safety, deliver better health outcomes and tackle inequalities.
- Nurture a thriving digital health and care ecosystem, supporting research and innovation, developing skills and capabilities and be recognised internationally as an exemplar of innovation and digitisation.
It is being supported by Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership, Yorkshire and Humber Academic Health Science Network and NHS England Digital Primary Care North East & Yorkshire. To find out more visit the Humber and North Yorkshire Digital Primary Care Innovation Hub website.
For other news in the region, the AHSN has opened a funding programme to transform wound care test and evaluation. It’s inviting applications from systems and community providers who would receive funding to be one of eight test and evaluation sites for the Transforming Wound Care programme.
Last week, HTN reported on an update from the ICB on their digital strategy, laying out their digital transformation investment plan and intentions for the future. The plan aims to “align all partner organisation digital approaches, cyber plans, data management, information governance approaches and technology provision”, whilst ensuring that there is appropriate governance in place to oversee delivery, achievement and challenges, and also to regularly review progress.