Doctor and Patient

Basildon University Hospital completes its digital transformation for dermatology outpatient care

Learn how Open Medical and Basildon University Hospital worked together to reduce patient re-attendance to the hospital and unnecessary appointments, with 53% of remote referrals triaged straight to the appropriate procedure

CASE STUDY 

Overview

Social distancing, self-isolation and the reduced availability of staff presented by the realities of the pandemic brought about significant challenges to the Dermatology Outpatients Department at Basildon University Hospital, part of Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust. Before the pandemic, the service was already under pressure with over 200 two-week-wait (2WW) referrals per week. 

Open Medical and Basildon University Hospital worked together to adapt the department’s use of the Pathpoint eDerma software, a smart triage, and teledermatology technology, to deal with the growing backlog of patients awaiting treatment while reducing any unnecessary appointments for face to face clinics.

£150K

per year saved due to reduced locum costs and increased staff efficiency

82%

of patients reviewed within 24 hours 

2385

referrals reviewed remotely without the need for an appointment with the consultant

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