Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Clinical Utilisation Management review software adopted by Madistone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Foundation Trust

July 2016 – Oak Group International today announced Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust has licensed Making Care Appropriate for Patients (MCAP) Clinical Utilisation management Review (CUR) tool for deployment across their beds. Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust are one of the first Trusts to license a CUR tool using the NHS England CUR framework mini tender process.

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells’ decision came after a detailed evaluation and tender process including all four suppliers on the NHSE CUR Framework. The Trust decided to go with the Oak Group based on the compatibility with their systems and the clinical validity of the MCAP CUR tool which ranked 1st, based on combined quality & value scores on the NHS England CUR framework. The MCAP tool

  • identifies opportunities for whole system patient flow improvements and integration and
  • provides decision makers with the necessary evidence and advanced patient flow analytics in real-time to support improvements. The improvements can be seen in admission reduction, MDT discharge and system integration.

In 2015 NHS England introduced a substantial Commissioning for Quality and Innovation scheme (CQUIN) to support providers in adopting clinical utilisation review technology for specialised admitted patient care and critical care in 2015/16.

The goal of the Clinical utilisation review 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. The Oak Group are the first supplier to be chosen off the NHS England CUR framework.

“We welcome Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells to our growing client community and really look forward to supporting them in their deployment of CUR to reduce inappropriate admissions and length of stay. This is an exciting time for the Oak Group and CUR development in the UK” said Alistair Frost, CEO, The Oak Group.

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust “We look forward to working with OAK Group International. We hope that the implementation of this will allow us to improve patient care and reduce the time patients need to spend in hospital.  One of the objectives will be to identify delays early on in the patient’s pathway to enable us to take action at the appropriate time.”

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.  utilisation management tool. utilisation management tool. utilisation management tool. utilisation management tool. Utilisation management tool. Utilisation management tool.

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