CLinical Utilisation Review tool adopted at Salford Royal
17th of September – Oak Group International today announced Salford Royal has licensed the Oak Group’s Making Care Appropriate for Patients (MCAP) Clinical Utilisation Review tool for deployment across all their hospital and community beds
, as an integrated healthcare provider this covers in excess of 800 beds. Salford Royal has been successfully appointed by NHS England as an early Implementer of the National CUR CQUIN Scheme. The Trust provides an extensive range of specialised and tertiary services and received an “Outstanding” rating from the Care Quality Commission – the highest rating possible.
Salford Royal’s decision to license the Oak Group is the result of a thorough selection process, where the Trust was particularly impressed by the functionality and ease of use of Oak Group’s MCAP tool. The MCAP tool identifies opportunities for whole system patient flow improvements and integration, provides 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 Clinical Utilisation Review tool technology for specialised admitted patient care and critical care in 2015/16.
The goal of the Clinical Utilisation Review tool 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. Salford Royal 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 framework.
“We welcome Salford Royal to our client community and look forward to working with them going forward. This is an exciting time for CUR development in the UK. ” said Alistair Frost, CEO, The Oak Group.
Salford Royal Consultant Acute Physician and Gastroenterologist Dr Richard Warner, who is also a Clinical Director at the Trust, said: “I believe that this really is an innovative way of identifying the blockages within the NHS. I hope that the partnership with the Oak Group will therefore deliver substantial savings at a time where national resources need to be spent wisely and at the same time help Salford Royal identify potential new services to improve patient care.”
About The Oak Group
The Oak Group supplies a clinical utilisation review tool 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.