Map of Medicine is working with healthcare communities to implement clinically-led service improvement programmes.
Best practice governance process to develop local care maps
NHS Tees, consisting of NHS Hartlepool, NHS Middlesbrough, NHS Redcar and Cleveland and NHS Stockton-on-Tees, set up a sustainable best practice governance process in partnership with each provider organisation that helps the healthcare community to develop local care maps. Read about their process.
North Mersey’s innovative approach to developing local care maps
The North Mersey Clinical Reference Group (CRG) represents NHS Knowsley, NHS Liverpool and NHS Sefton. The CRG has set up an online community forum that allows healthcare professionals from different care settings to review and comment on the clinical content used to develop local maps on the Map of Medicine. Read about their approach.
Fit for the Future Programme – North Staffordshire, England
The Map of Medicine is being used within the Fit for the Future programme to develop, agree and implement care maps for patients. The programme of reform and improvement of health services across North Staffordshire is being delivered to provide more hospital standard services in local communities, achieve better collaboration between clinicians and care settings and provide better understanding of diseases and conditions.
Musculoskeletal conditions - Cornwall Local Health Community
Cornwall LHC is using the Map of Medicine as a service redesign and communication tool to assist in achieving the objectives of their Service Improvement Programmes, with an initial focus on Musculoskeletal conditions in order to reduce waiting times from referral to treatment, provide assessment and treatment in the most appropriate location and improve the patient experience of the care journey. The LHC hopes to promote efficiencies in the healthcare system that can be redirected to improve service provision for patients elsewhere
Map of Medicine and Imperial College Business School
Map of Medicine and Imperial College Business School have entered into a collaboration designed to help students on their MSc in International Health Management course gain insights into how care maps can facilitate the design of care services. Read more about the collaboration.
National screening programmes – UK National Screening Committee
The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) is working with the Map of Medicine to produce maps for all the English non-cancer screening programmes it has responsibility for. The maps increase programme awareness, help promote standards and provide a useful resource for training. To date, maps for fetal anomalies screening (including Down’s Syndrome) and newborn hearing screening (including diagnostic assessment and habilitation) have been completed. Work has begun on infectious diseases in pregnancy maps. Others, including Sickle cell and Thalassaemia, newborn blood spot, newborn and infant physical examination, diabetic retinopathy and abdominal aortic aneurysm screening, will follow in due course.
World Health Organization
As part of its policy of corporate and social responsibility, Map of Medicine is currently working with the World Health Organization (WHO) to provide eHealth technologies to the developing world. Map of Medicine was the first e-health product chosen by the WHO's Sharing eHealth Intellectual Property for Development initiative (SHIPD) to be provided to six African countries: Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Cameroon and Kenya.