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Horizon 2

Increasing options for delivery/collection of hospital prescriptions e.g. by post, by home delivery and by drive though as well as patient collection

Previously patients on conventional DMARDs that were prescribed by their treating hospital probably had to collect their drug prescriptions from the hospital pharmacy. To reduce footfall and queues in hospital pharmacies, all hospitals have considered how to improve this as a result of COVID-19. Other options are now available at different hospitals. I am aware of trusts delivering drugs to a patient's home, posting drugs or offering a drive through facility- all of which have been popular...

6.5 Points
Horizon 1

Use of Trust laptops to create a virtual office

Our trust has recently (pre COVID-19) updated its IT and consultants were given the choice of a new PC or laptop. The laptops have enabled consultants and other members of the MDT to work from home, particularly when self-isolating. Virtual clinics can be conducted, results checked and other work-related documents accessed so making the service and work more efficient. Work can be done from anywhere at anytime!

6 Points
Horizon 2

Reduced bureaucracy and consequent development of guidelines e.g. writing COVID-19 rapid guideline for rheumatological autoimmune, inflammatory and metabolic bone disorders published by NICE on 3rd April 2020

Recommendations to maintain core services including drug safety monitoring, day case unit infusions, departmental advice lines and prompt review (virtual or face to face) for patients with suspected inflammatory arthritis, autoimmune connective tissue diseases and vasculitis whatever the prevalence of COVID-19. Advice lines can also be used as a triaging mechanism to identify patients who need to be reviewed by the department thus reducing footfall in A&E and GP's surgeries.

7.5 Points
Horizon 1

Reviewing methods of drug delivery i.e. changing IV therpay to s/c where option available e.g. tocilizumab and potentially belimumab

Decreasing footfall in the rheumatology day case unit so that we can ensure social distancing when our immunocompromised patients attend for treatment.

8 Points

Bridget Griffiths

United Kingdom

Joined this community on May 13, 2020

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Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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