This Virtual Ward white paper, written by independent healthcare & digital strategy consultant Tracey Barr, explores how well the NHS is doing against its Virtual Wards ambitions. It looks at capacity and occupancy across the country and suggests what needs to happen next.
Virtual Wards are a crucial part of NHS plans to increase capacity and tackle the increasing operational pressures facing the NHS.
What is a Virtual Ward? What benefits will they deliver? How well is the NHS doing in delivering on its ambition for Virtual Wards?
This paper looks to answer these questions and provides a case study of how HomeLink Healthcare, has been working in collaboration with NHS organisations in an Integrated Care Board (ICB) in the East of England to develop and implement a Virtual Ward programme that is tailored to the local context and needs of its local population.
Tracey Barr is an independent strategy consultant specialising in healthcare and digital with over 30 years’ experience. Tracey has rich knowledge of the UK healthcare market, gained from working in senior roles in the NHS and BUPA, as a strategy consultant with LEK and Arthur Andersen and as an independent strategic advisor to healthcare policy makers, commissioners, providers, investors, charities and digital health companies.
We report a suite of virtual ward key performance indicators (KPIs) in real-time, so commissioners have complete transparency about what we are doing and how we are doing it. Find out more about the process of working with HomeLink Healthcare to set up or support the delivery of your Virtual Ward or other Hospital at Home service.
To speak to a member of our team about Virtual Wards, call us on (020) 3137 5370 or contact us. You can tell us about your situation, and we can tell you more about our experience of hospital at home and virtual wards and how we might be able to help you.