Digital Liverpool has been chosen as the northern champion in the Future NHS award by The NHS in the North. Ten individuals and teams from over 200 nominations were chosen as regional champions are part of a prestigious competition to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday.
The NHS70 Parliamentary Awards recognise the massive contribution made by the individuals who work in and alongside the NHS.
Launched in February, it asked the region’s MPs to find and nominate those individuals or teams they thought have made the biggest improvements to health services in their constituencies across ten categories. Digital Liverpool were nominated by Liverpool, Riverside MP Louise Ellman.
The Future NHS Award
As well as the transition from 100% paper to 100% electronic records over the last 2 years, transforming how care is delivered across the city of Liverpool in the process, Digital Liverpool’s work includes introducing bedside e-observations. This has helped reduce cardiac arrests in our hospitals by 46% (50 fewer patients each year) through early identification and intervention of deteriorating patients. In addition, an e-sepsis programme has been developed, a life-saving project that has increased screening rates for e-sepsis across the Trust and also increased the number of patients with early signs of sepsis getting antibiotics within one hour. That is up to 80% in the emergency department.
E-sepsis has been recognised by Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, as providing the blueprint for the rest of the NHS on treating sepsis. The changes have significantly improved the quality of care and saved lives with doctors and nurses transforming care through digital transformation.
Aidan Kehoe, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen NHS Hospitals Trust said:
"We are delighted that the Digital Liverpool Team have been nominated to go forward for the national NHS 70 Parliamentary Awards. I am incredibly proud of the work that has been delivered by our talented staff and the outcomes that we are seeing in improvements in patient care. Being shortlisted for the Future NHS Award is testament to the breadth and depth of the ambition of Digital Liverpool and our commitment to developing the future of patient care in Liverpool."
The regional champions will now go forward to a final stage of judging by a panel including the leaders of Royal Colleges, the Unison trade union, and the Patients Association – collectively representing millions of health and care workers and patients.
All of the champions will be invited to the national awards ceremony, held on July 4th, the day before the NHS’s 70th birthday celebrations. The ceremony will be hosted by Dr Sara Kayat, NHS GP and TV Doctor.
What is Digital Liverpool?
The ‘Digital Liverpool’ Programme is about transforming digital care for staff and patients and building significant digital investment and capability across the whole city. We are creating a unique and exciting future for the people of Liverpool. Delivery includes a range of exciting innovations in place including a move to a ‘digital first’ new hospital, implementation of electronic patient records across 3 local Trusts and the creation of a clinical hub of innovation and digital excellence.
In November 2017, Digital Liverpool were awarded 'Best Global Digital Exemplar' by the e-Health Insider Awards in recognition of progress so far.