WINNER: Medefer & Isle of Wight Trust: Clinically Assessing and Mitigating Risk for Outpatient Backlogs - A Proactive Covid-19 Recovery Initiative

Medefer is a CQC-registered virtual healthcare provider to the NHS using innovative technology to support early, NHS specialist-led patient care. The Isle of Wight commissioned Medefer to deliver its virtual services as a proactive covid-19 recovery initiative. To date, 6,738 patients have been referred, across six specialties, resulting in 41 per cent of patients being managed without attending outpatients. Those requiring hospital attendance are risk assessed, prioritised and pre-optimised through the virtual pathway. The approach is now seen as a transformative solution across the IoW, which has improved patient care and clinical outcomes.

Highly commended:

  • C2-Ai, St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals Trust, Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals FT, Liverpool University Hopsitals FT, NHS England and NHS Improvement and Attain: Elective Surgery Waiting List Risk Stratification – Putting Patients in the Right Place With the Right Team at the Right Time
  • Johnson & Johnson Medtech and University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay FT: Short Stay Hip and Knee Programme
  • NECS Consultancy and NHS England and NHS Improvement (Midlands Region Access Team): Elective Recovery Programme
  • PA Consulting & Nottingham University Hospitals Trust: Making Every Minute Count: Optimising Scanner Utilisation
  • Palantir Technologies and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital FT: Pathway Management Solution for Elective Care