NHSX launches new digital guidelines for organisations to transform services
"This new guidance from NHSX provides a clear direction to all NHS trusts on how to drive digital transformation forward and transform organisations, which will improve patient care and save lives." Health and Social Care Secretary, Sajid Javid
The What Good Looks Like ((WGLL) framework is the latest step in the digital transformation of the NHS in England and sets out seven measures for success applicable to all care settings.
WGLL is directed at all NHS leaders, as they work with their system partners, and sets out what good looks like at both a system and organisation level. It describes how arrangements across a whole ICS, including all its constituent organisations can support success.
It calls for patients to be able to digitally access their care plans and test results, for trusts to explore new ways of delivering care such as remote monitoring and consultations, and to improve care through the use of electronic prescribing systems.
National CIO Sonia Patel said:
“The ethos of shared learning underpins all of our support to frontline digitisation, and will be a key component of the support offered through What Good Looks Like going forward.”
The 7 measures for success are:
The guidelines will be followed up with an assessment process to be outlined by NHSX later this year, so NHS services can identify their gaps and prioritise areas for investment and improvement.
Health and Social Care Secretary, Sajid Javid, said:
“Over the past 18 months we have all appreciated the immense value of technology.
“This is particularly true for the NHS with digital technologies freeing up hospital beds and allowing clinicians to continue seeing patients remotely – and it will be invaluable in meeting other health challenges in the long-term.
“This new guidance from NHSX provides a clear direction to all NHS trusts on how to drive digital transformation forward and transform organisations, which will improve patient care and save lives.”
The guidance follows hot on the publication of a government report published in FCC on how system-wide adoption of technology could enable transformative change to benefit the nation’s health.