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27 Apr 2018

Leighton Hospital’s Virtual Fracture Clinic shortlisted for award

The Virtual Fracture Clinic, launched at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust last year, has been shortlisted for a prestigious HSJ Value in Healthcare Award.

The revolutionary clinic, powered by Bluespier Virtual Clinic, saw the orthopaedic department completely redesign their fracture clinic service, aiming to improve patient experience, reduce waiting times and streamline the entire process to ensure only those who need an appointment are given one.

Marking its ongoing success, the service redesign has now been shortlisted in the category “Acute Service Redesign”, with the final winners being announced at the Awards Evening on June 7 at Manchester Central. 

Mr Nick Boyce Cam, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, said: “We are delighted that our service redesign has caught the attention of the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards.

“Virtual clinics really help us rethink the way care is delivered and ensure that the right care is delivered by the right health professional at the right time.”

“The Virtual Fracture Clinic allows us to assess the patient much sooner than was previously possible and ensure early on that they have the correct treatment, improving staff efficiency, patient experience and reducing costs.”

Stuart van Rooyen, Managing Director of Bluespier, said: “We are really pleased for Leighton Hospital on their well-deserved award nomination.

“Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is consistently championing innovation in healthcare, and have transformed the fracture clinic service with some effective Bluespier technology and streamlined processes.

“We are immensely proud to be a part of the Virtual Fracture Clinic project and of our ongoing relationship with the clinical and IT teams at the Trust.”

The Virtual Fracture Clinic model was first introduced by the Orthopaedic department at Glasgow’s Royal Infirmary where it has led to a significant reduction in the number of unnecessary patient appointments.

Other shortlisted entries for this year’s HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards can be found here: https://value.hsj.co.uk/2018-shortlist