Our digital primary care activities are interwoven with the regional and national strategic priorities, and we have continued to work to understand the challenges faced by Integrated Care Systems and primary care teams, and their aspirations for improvement and increased digital literacy.
In 2021-22 we’ve conducted trials of innovations that offer improved outcomes and efficiency for clinical services, providing real world testing in primary care demonstrator sites, horizon scanning and evaluation expertise.
The evaluation of a teledermatology platform piloted across all primary care settings on the Isle of Wight found that 88% of referrals safely avoided the need for a face-to-face outpatients appointment.
We highlighted new ways of working for primary care staff at St Clements Surgery in Winchester, scoping new future-proofed premises accommodating the latest advancements in clinical care and digital innovation.
“What’s important here is that we understand that when we implement technologies, so whether that’s a use of a new Ardens template or trying to implement a closed Facebook group on social media, we understand people’s acceptance and ability to use the tool.”
Dr Matt Hammerton, Partner, St Clements Surgery, Winchester
Supporting the development of innovative primary care facilities for St Clements Surgery, Winchester (image: Assura plc)