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UCP Programme – March newsletter

Evolution of the Universal Care Plan

Spring is upon us and the UCP team is looking forward to embracing the opportunities the UCP’s technology has to offer.

From April, we will begin working with various groups to understand the requirements to provide a digital personalised care plan to new cohorts of patients that are not necessarily receiving end of life care. We expect these to include dementia, frailty, learning disabilities and autism, children and young people, and others. Our stakeholder engagement with various clinical groups provided clear feedback that we need to develop a single personalised care plan, with the PRSB’s Personalised Care and Support Plan standards at the core. Providing a single care plan ensures that patient needs and wishes are viewed holistically rather than as a series of health conditions.

To reflect the evolution of the UCP to support cohorts of patients beyond end of life care, you will be aware that we have changed the name of our digital system to Universal Care Plan.

Watch this video to hear our March highlights.

Digital Health Rewired 2023

Gary McAllister, Chief Technology Officer at OneLondon, gave a presentation on the Universal Care Plan technology at the Digital Health Rewired exhibition in London. Gary and the OneLondon team lead the technical development and implementation of the UCP. Gary described the importance of partnership working and shared insights into how the plan went live in only 7 months. 

UCP Business Intelligence dashboard is now live

The Business Intelligence Dashboard is currently undergoing testing and review with UCP leads for each ICB. Once the dashboard is published at the end of March, it will be accessible to UCP ICB leads for the first 3 months, before access is given more widely. 

The UCP Programme team will publish a monthly Standard Report from our BI dashboard which will provide a pan-London view of the key metrics and narrative such as number of new care plans within each borough or ICB; the percentage of people achieving their preferred place of death; and urgent care views. The report will be shared via the UCP Data Reporting mailing list.

Key findings for the month of February are:
– 67% of London patients with a care plan achieved their preferred place of death
– 13,000 new Universal Care Plans were created since the launch in July
– 5,084 Universal Care Plans were viewed by emergency services

Cerner Millenium integration

The UCP’s integration with Cerner Millennium will enable users of Cerner Millennium to receive a flag to the existence of a UCP when opening a patient’s record, and make changes to the care plan. The main users of Cerner Millennium are Trust-based. These include Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and more. The UCP team will be discussing the preferred strategic approach for pan-London roll-out with the ICBs in April.

Mailing list

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