About Us


Introduction

The purpose of this website is to share good examples of new modes of delivery of care and encourage adoption of proven innovations. It provides an online platform showcasing how digital health can be used for key long term conditions in a variety of settings to promote shared management between patients and their clinicians. This will improve self-care by patients (and their carers) in relation to their health conditions. You are encouraged to use, promote and disseminate the contents of the website but also to upload your examples of best practice that support new modes of delivery of care e.g., with technology enabled care or different workforce models.

 

How to Register

To register an account on this site, simply follow the ‘Register’ option on the main menu or click here. You will be required to fill in a username, email address and a password. If you are a clinician and would like to access the online portfolio, you will be required to provide a Health ID.

You will then receive a confirmation email once your registration has been approved by our team.

 

Submitting content using innovative principles

Content relating to any LTC/ bestpractice can be loaded onto the website via moderation by the website operator (through a central email contact).  For acceptance onto the site the following principles need to met to match all of:

 

  • Level 1, 2 or 3 innovation (see Box below)
  • Evidence base attached (e.g., signpost to published paper in peer reviewed publication)
  • Risks/benefits defined including consequence costs
  • Impartial guidance cited (e.g., NICE guidance)

 

 

Box: Levels of Innovation in relation to application for usage in healthcare setting
Level 1 innovations may involve transfer of a product or service to healthcare from another service or industry; or be genuinely novel.
Level 2 innovations will already have been tried in some healthcare context (may be outside the UK), in a different setting or for another purpose than one proposed. Level 3 innovations have already been tried locally or elsewhere but need adapting or refining.       (Derived from Health Foundation. SHINE 2012 Call for proposals. London: Health Foundation, 2012

 

Terms and Conditions

All the documents, ideas and suggestions included in the website content are intended to inform you about others’ experiences and approaches to the delivery of digital health care in health and social care settings. The content is not a substitute for national advice and guidance from professional or regulatory organisations. Whilst every effort has been made by Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group to include accurate and up to date information, it is recognised that legal requirements, IT infrastructure, hyperlinked websites, knowledge and understanding are constantly evolving and being updated. Therefore it is intended that content of the website be used as a supportive resource to learn more about how you can adopt or enhance your use of digital health care and weigh up the choices, information and guidance for your own circumstances.

Inclusion of named agencies, websites, companies, products, services or publications in this website do not constitute a recommendation or endorsement.