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Challenges we're working on

Digitising lung cancer pathway


Status: in progress
How might we empower clinicians and innovators to be able to create open source software which takes advantage of their clinical and domain expertise, whilst also being a “good citizen” within the NHS’ digital landscape and ICS target state architecture?

Improving collaboration between front line staff and innovation teams


Status: in progress
While there are innovation teams at local, ICS and national level, most frontline staff don't have time to communicate challenges and the problems they face on a day to day basis. How can we create a way for busy health and care workers to get their voices heard, and ensure the right problems are addressed by the teams best placed to answer them?

Submitted by: South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Integrated Care System Innovation Hub

Capturing non-prescription medicines

Illustration of OTC medicines

Status: in progress
Can we digitally capture patients’ non-prescription medicines, and provide these to clinicians, so they have a better view of patients’ overall health?

Black Box Buster


Status: planned
At the moment the GP surgery can be a ‘black box’, with people unaware of how busy the surgery is, and unclear on the status of their e-consults, prescriptions, pathology results etc. As such, people call in, increasing the workload of busy staff. How might we better manage patient expectations and understanding of when they will hear back, without adding burden to staff?

Submitted by: Emma Davis, GP and Clinical Lead for CHIE and WCR – Hampshire and IOW