We are supporting our health and care partners across Somerset, Devon and Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly to facilitate effective and equitable digital-first care.
Together we are aiming to identify areas of best digital practice that can be rapidly shared and spread across the region to improve patient outcomes. These ‘digital-first’ care pathways are enabling health and care teams to rapidly exchange information and clinically manage patients at a time of social distancing.
By the end of April 2020, every general practice in the South West was using video to consult with patients, compared to 5% before the pandemic.
Our work has contributed to as much as a 50% increase in patient throughput at some vaccination sites as part of wider support given to enable system improvements.