WINNER: Royal Devon and Exeter FT: Patient-Led Home Blood Testing

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The trust has designed, developed and tested a national home finger-prick blood collection and laboratory testing service. This innovation allows clinicians of Paediatric Highly Specialist Services for complex conditions around the country to use a bespoke digital portal to request blood collecting kits to be sent directly to their patient’s home. Blood is collected by the patient from their finger following carefully designed instructions, using custom-made packs, and the blood is posted directly back to the central laboratory for analysis. Results are uploaded back on to the dashboard for the clinical teams to review.

Read a detailed case study on this project on HSJ Solutions.

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