Virtual fracture clinic takes centre stage at national conference
An award winning virtual fracture clinic allowing patients to avoid unnecessary trips to the hospital and saving the NHS over £1,000,000, was the subject of a national conference, hosted by Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust.
The event provided delegates the opportunity to hear how digital technology has transformed the lives of patients, with over half (56%) avoiding a return to hospital. Those that do need to return are now certain of having the right care, at the right time with the right specialist.
The cost of a virtual referral is also half that of a traditional appointment and has delivered the NHS major cost savings allowing consultants to better target treatment. The project won the NHS innovation and AHA awards 2016.
Speakers from the NHS and industry provided delegates with insight on how to progress their own digital transformation journeys and how they could build on Brighton’s ground-work and success without reinventing the wheel. Microsoft and HCL showcased the latest technology.
Watch this video for an overview of the day:
Watch the interview below:
Presentational videos and slides available below:
Session 1: Virtual Fracture Clinic - journey from A&E attendance to rehabilitation
Session 2: Diverse use of virtual methodology to support the NHS 5 year forward & STP's
Session 3: Central standpoint from professional bodies, legal and commissioning
Session 4: Using technology to support wide-spread adoption
Session 5: Methods and evidence of adoption
Read more about the virtual fracture clinic in this UKAuthority article.