Clinical Utilisation Review (CUR) technology adopted by Brighton & Sussex University Hospital
8th of September – Oak Group International today announced Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (BSUH) has licensed the Oak Group’s Making Care Appropriate for Patients (MCAP) Clinical Utilisation Review (CUR) tool for deployment across the Acute Trust and Community, covering close to 900 beds treating three quarters of a million patients a year. BSUH has been successfully appointed by NHS England as an early Implementer of the National CUR CQUIN Scheme and provides an extensive range of specialised and tertiary services including neurosciences, arterial vascular surgery, neonatal, paediatrics, cardiac, cancer, renal, infectious diseases and HIV medicine.
BSUH’s decision to license the Oak Group came as a result of a thorough selection process, where they were particularly impressed by the Oak group’s mental health criteria and the ability to use data to reduce length of stay and optimise discharge by streamlining internal process and working with external partners. The MCAP tool identifies opportunities for whole system patient flow improvement which are shared with the community trust and will provide decision makers with the necessary evidence to provide advanced patient flow analytics in real-time to support improvements in MDT discharge and system integration. In 2014 NHS England introduced a substantial Commissioning for Quality and Innovation scheme (CQUIN) to support providers in adopting CUR technology for specialised admitted patient care and critical care in 2015/16.
The goal of the CUR CQUIN is to improve patient flow, enhance quality and ensure patients are treated in the most appropriate clinical settings, freeing up staff time and hospital resources. BSUH represents one of five Trusts selected by NHS England to be early CQUIN adopters. The Oak Group are the first suppliers to be chosen off the NHS England CUR Framework.
“This is an exciting time for CUR development in the UK and for the Oak Group, particularly as we ranked 1st for combined quality and value scores on the NHS England CUR framework. We welcome BSUH to our client community and look forward to working with them going forward” said Dr David Maltz, CMO, The Oak Group.
About The Oak Group
The Oak Group supplies medical intelligence to increase efficiency in providing healthcare by ensuring that patients receive the right care in the most appropriate care setting. The Oak Group is the leading provider of solutions for ‘Care Setting Management’ in both Medical/Surgical and Mental Health. We provide an evidence-based tool, Making Care Appropriate to Patients (MCAP), to help healthcare organisations quickly and accurately identify both the most appropriate care setting for each patient based on clinical need and the reasons why some patients are not being cared for in the appropriate care setting.