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Hospital Pioneers Awarded for Lifesaving Technology

Newsdate: 27 March 2014

Pictured from Left-to-right: WWL Head of IM&T Business Analysis Paul Hampson, Consultant in Acute Medicine Dr Nithin Narayan and WWL Consultant in Respiratory Medicine Dr Ram Sundar receive the BCS Assist Award from Mark Blakeman, Assist North West ChairA team of pioneering IT and clinical experts from Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) have claimed first prize at the British Computer Society (BCS) Assist awards for a technology invention that improves patient care and saves lives at Wigan hospitals.

WWL Head of Business Analysis Paul Hampson collected the BCS Assist North West Innovation Award at a ceremony in Blackpool accompanied by clinical colleagues Dr Ram Sundar and Dr Nithin Narayan.

“We thank the BCS for this award and for recognising the importance of our Clinical Review technology,” said WWL Director of Finance and Informatics Rob Forster.

“Clinical Review enables doctors and nurses to record information from ward rounds directly onto mobile devices. It’s time-saving and because it’s real-time information, clinical staff can make more informed decisions when caring for patients.”

First introduced at Wigan Infirmary and Wrightington Hospital in 2012, Clinical Review is a vital part of every inpatient’s Electronic Patient Record and is available to hospital doctors and nurses via PC, laptop and mobile devices.

Created by WWL colleagues David Chapman, Marius Paraoan, Andy Martin, Paul Hynes and Paul Hampson, the Clinical Review technology provides doctors and nurses with a secure way of identifying patients who have treatment needs which must be dealt with by clinical staff working following shifts.

Clinical Review is updated with the patient’s medical information every 4 minutes. Doctors and nurses at Wigan Infirmary and Wrightington Hospital are then able to identify individual patients whose care needs to be discussed in greater detail during shift handover meetings.

The Clinical Review technology, piloted by Consultant in Respiratory Medicine Dr Sundar and Dr Narayan, was upgraded on 4 March with funds from WWL’s Innovation Committee.

In addition to winning first prize in the HFMA / Assist awards, WWL’s Clinical Review system was also runner-up in the Medical Quality Improvement category and received a WWL Recognising Excellence award for caring.

“The competition for healthcare technology awards is fierce. It’s a tribute to our staff’s hard work and focus on patient care that WWL Clinical Review sets the standard for medical technology to serve NHS patients better,” added Rob Forster.

Pictured above from Left-to-right: WWL Head of IM&T Business Analysis Paul Hampson, Consultant in Acute Medicine Dr Nithin Narayan and WWL Consultant in Respiratory Medicine Dr Ram Sundar receive the BCS Assist Award from Mark Blakeman, Assist North West Chair.

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