The QIPP urgent care clinical dashboard developed NHS Bolton combines information from their local Acute Trust on A&E attendances, admissions and discharges with information from Out of Hours and the Walk in Centre to each GP Practice. This information is then displayed in a graphical, user-friendly way to help GP Practices to more pro-actively manage and co-ordinate patient’s healthcare, especially for the most vulnerable patients and those with long-term conditions.
The dashboard doesn’t contain any more information than the Practice already receives from their usual resources e.g. from discharge letters etc, but as these sources can traditionally arrive at different times, the dashboard instead presents the information in a more timely way and displays all of this information together to present a more complete picture.
The ‘Pioneer Stage’ of the QIPP National Urgent Care Clinical Dashboard is to commence in January 2011. The aim is to develop and deploy a clinical dashboard solution at each of the ten ‘Pioneer’ sites in England, and with a number of GP Practices within each Pioneer area live with the dashboard interface by end July 2011. A wider locally led roll-out is then expected to follow within each Pioneer area such that the majority of GP Practices within each area would be live by the end of 2011. Sites may include current or clustered PCT organisations or future GP consortia.