Care City is one of seven Test Beds selected for Wave 2 of the innovative health and care programme, focussed on tackling the challenges laid out in the NHS Five Year Forward View.
Long term conditions and lack of staff are the NHS’s biggest priority right now and Care City will respond to three East London STP challenges1, which are also present nationally. Care City’s ambitious programme will work to transform how we identify, treat and manage long-term conditions; increase skills and work force productivity; remodel areas of the workforce and service pathways across East London; and to scale these models nationally.
The Test Beds programme run by NHS England and the Office for Life Sciences tests combinations of digital technologies with pathway redesign in a clinical setting with real patients. It harnesses the potential of innovations to help transform the way in which healthcare is delivered; empowering staff to deliver care that improves the quality of life for patients and carers.
Care City will work in partnership with eight innovations (listed below) comprising of diagnostics, smartphone applications and management tools which are already making dramatic contributions to people with long-term conditions. Currently, there are barriers to their wider use caused by varying types of digital exclusion faced by patients, staff, organisations and systems. Care City will look at the power of junior members of the workforce to overcome those barriers, in partnership with patients.
The eight test bed innovations are:
TickerFit, DrDoctor, Whzan Digital Health, Healthy.io, Echo, Our Mobile Health, Sleepio, LIVA Life
Further detail on the Care City website.
[Text above has been taken from the press release issued by Care City on 23rd Oct 2018]