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Funding for innovation to tackle missed appointments and duplication

23 October 2018

The Trust has been awarded a share of £7 million of government funding so we can try out new innovations to reduce missed appointments and duplication of clinical activity.

The Trust has been awarded a share of £7 million of government funding so we can try out new innovations to reduce missed appointments and duplication of clinical activity. 

We are one of four sites chosen nationally as part of the Test Beds programme to tackle some of the biggest opportunities and challenges in healthcare by testing combinations of innovations in real world clinical settings.

As part of the work patients will be given access to their health record—for example, the scheduling of their appointments, the visibility of their waiting times, and the remote reporting of their health status. The aim is to reduce missed appointments and the duplication of clinical activity. 

The initial focus will be on specific urgent care pathways in cardiology and maternity, with a view to introducing effective interventions to new clinical pathways and areas across the country.