Paperless Awards 2017

Paperless awards ceremony 2017

Congratulations to our Clinical Transformation and IT Team who are celebrating after winning a national award for an innovative digital information sharing scheme.

Clinical Transformation Programme Manager, Laurelle Morgan-Bruce, Project Manager, Melony James, Project Support Officer, Nicola Rodwell along with IT representative, Anthony Elisak and Informatics Director, Alison Furzer attended the Public Sector Paperless Awards 2017 on 6 July where they were presented with the award for Efficiency Savings Project of the Year.

The awards recognise, celebrate and reward exceptional progress towards the government’s objective to achieve a paperless environment within the NHS.

Docman was introduced by the team who knew that sending paper correspondence to GPs via post and fax was a core element of how our teams communicated but that it was a manual, time consuming and expensive process. 2016 saw £94.5k in saving just in stationery/postage costs, 2017 will exceed this as £59k has already been saved in the first 6 months of 2017.

It is an electronic document transferral system with GPs which allows medical documents to be sent easily, securely and quickly, giving practitioners patient information they need in a timely fashion.

Take-up from GPs listed on the database has grown quickly with all Greenwich and Bexley GPs now using the system and all but four Bromley GPs.

Financially, Docman has saved a significant amount in postage, printing, paper costs and staff productivity.

Director of Informatics, Alison Furzer said: “It is fantastic that the hard work of the team has won national recognition and I am delighted for them. The introduction of Docman has made significant savings, improved clinical outcomes and helped Oxleas to think about how we can further support staff in our paperless journey to make us even more efficient and effective.”

Published on 10th July 2017