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The Urgent Care Plan is a dynamic integrated care plan solution that enables every Londoner to have their care and support wishes digitally shared with healthcare professionals across the capital.

  • The solution shares real-time data across primary, secondary, and community health care settings and geographies across the region, whilst enabling the relevant technical capability to provide interoperability with the existing health and care IT systems. This ensures that patients’ wishes are followed at all times and truly met at the time of need.
  • OneLondon is a partnership of five Integrated Care Systems across London, working together with citizens to transform London’s health and care services by joining up information to support fast, effective, and safe care.
Our vision is to deliver joined-up health and care to our population. We are very excited to see the transformational opportunities that the technology brings to continually improve the care we provide in London.
Gary McAllister, CTO, OneLondon

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OneLondon in numbers

10 million people across London
10 million
people across London
5 ICS
5
ICSs
40+ NHS Trusts
40+
NHS Trusts
1400 GPs
1400
GPs
33 local authorities
33
local authorities
140.000+ existing care plans
140.000+
existing care plans

What is the Urgent Care Plan for London?

The Urgent Care Plan is a conversation between a healthcare professional and the citizen in their care, where the professional will listen, understand, and make notes on their care and support wishes such as what is essential in day-to-day life, care preferences, information about personal contacts involved, and urgent care key information such as diagnosis, prognosis, symptom management.

It is a platform that serves the entire London region and ensures that care is tailored to personal needs and delivered as close to home as possible. It supports a collaborative and data-first approach to improving technology, information governance, and how health and care services are provided and experienced across London.

The Urgent Care Plan brings together multiple electronic patient records, personal health records, or electronic palliative care coordination systems in standardised data fields and is accessible to all urgent care services. It is based on the openEHR standard that enables information and data sharing.

It enables integration with Acute and Community service Electronic Patient Records (EPRs) and Personal Health Records, as well as interoperability with existing systems and workflows in order for health and care professionals to be able to deliver efficient, timely, patient-centred care.

The plan offers a single template for data entry with the ability to customise the format of the care plan, and the flexibility to design and edit care planning templates, including the underlying data fields.

How Better supported OneLondon

Key functionalities of the Urgent Care Plan

Improved accessibility
Users accessing the UCP via interoperable electronic patient Records do not need separate log-in credentials.

Reduced duplication
Care plans can be pre-populated with relevant information from the patient’s GP record. Specified SNOMED codes can be written back to GP records.

Template development
The technology underpinning the Urgent Care Plan enables multiple care plan templates to be created. In the future, it will be possible to support a greater variety of clinical pathways, including, but not limited to end-of-life.

Benefits of the Urgent Care Plan

Shares

data in real-time across various health care settings and geographies in the region.

Consolidates

records across the region, centred around the patient.

Optimises

structure, behaviour, and content of the care plan.

Simplifies

the use with a single sign-on approach that integrates into existing applications.

Presents

a single source of up-to-date information that can be shared between multiple providers.

Enables

shared care plans for a variety of clinical pathways, including, but not limited to, end-of-life care.

About Better

Better is a technology company that provides an open data digital health platform, designed to store, manage, query, retrieve, and exchange structured electronic health records, Better Platform, and electronic prescribing and medication administration solution, Better Meds.

We focus on simplifying the work of health and care teams. We build personalised digital applications and accelerate digitalisation by using low-code development tools. We advocate for data for life and strive for all health data to be vendor-neutral and easily accessible.

We put organisations in control of their data, workflows, and transformation plans in order to improve patient care.

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Better in numbers

10 million people across London
16
markets on 4 continents
5 ICS
50+
apps running
40+ NHS Trusts
150+
clients
40+ NHS Trusts
1000+
healthcare institutions connected
1400 GPs
20+
partners
33 local authorities
150
coworkers in UK, Germany and Slovenia
140.000+ existing care plans
150+
hospitals connected
140.000+ existing care plans
30+ million
unique patients’ EHR stored

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