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Does your finance team struggle dealing with the very antiquated method of paying doctors for doing Section 12 mental health assessments? Are patients in crisis getting the best care in your area?
In this digital age, the Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (MLCSU) Finance team spotted an opportunity to completely transform this process. It was taking far too long to get patients seen and get pieces of paper through the system. Patients in crisis need to be seen quickly, now more than ever.
So our finance experts got together with our own Digital Innovations team to create an app to speed things up. As it has been developed by the NHS for the NHS, we want others to experience the same benefits. And the more people that use it, the cheaper it will be for each ICS.
It is cheap and easy to use. We just need to get various parties across an integrated care system (ICS) or sustainability and transformation partnership (STP) trained, (it only takes 30 minutes), plus get doctors registered to use it. Then it’s simply a matter of downloading it from the App Store.
What health system wouldn’t want to implement such a simple solution to a problem process that hasn’t changed since the 1980s?
Benefits are across the whole of the ICS/STP and include: