What is the Clinical Digital Resource Collaborative (CDRC)?
The CDRC is a suite of free-to-use tools and resources to enable individuals and organisations to efficiently deliver gold-standard patient care.
Users can access the benefits the CDRC has to offer via their existing clinical systems (SystmOne and EMIS).
The CDRC was designed and developed in the North East and North Cumbria by a local GP and is supported by NHSE, NECS, and Academic Health Science Network North East and North Cumbria working together to ensure the resources are fit for purpose, safe, and add value to clinical systems.
What can it confidently deliver?
- Improved quality and safety for patients, clinicians and the NHS at no additional cost.
- Improved time and cost savings through efficient patient care and by utilising pre-designed, validated resources.
- Improved performance management by proactively managing Quality and Outcomes Framework targets.
- Increased income by maximising Quality and Outcomes Framework.
- Safe and compliant data sharing.
- Flexible implementation allowing clinicians to decide what’s important to them and their practice.
What additional benefits are there for system-wide working?
- Improved patient engagement.
- Integration of health care.
- More effective working across organisations.
- Promotion of skills and innovation.
How does CDRC work?
- Dynamic templates are provided which help guide and prompt clinical management which is in-line with current best practice.
- Contextual alerts & patient status icons identify clinical need at an individual patient level.
- Powerful searches identify groups of patients who may benefit from a change in clinical management. Searches can also improve the accuracy of disease registers.
- Standardised regional referral information and letters are provided to improve communication, patient care and referral pathways.
Who can benefit from the CDRC?
Healthcare Professional (HCP) managing an individual patient, for example:
Clinicians who work in teams such as those who are part of a practice team.
Locum workforce – those not attached to a clinical team who may find it harder to maintain standards of practice / regional guidelines with multiple systems will find this easy to use.
HCP working within a team in ‘lead’ mode / Practice Manager / Partner role, for example:
Those responsible for looking after a condition/cohort of patients such as cardiovascular or palliative care.
Administrative team – non-clinical staff carrying out searches / Long Term Conditions administrative work will save time with pre-designed searches. Plus, multiple staff can be trained.
Larger organisations such as CCGs, Primary Care Networks, and GP Federations because CDRC will allow for population-based interventions.
For more information or to learn more please contact:
Jody Nichols, Programme Lead, AHSN NENC
T: 0781 5287561
Requests for new regional resources or amendments to existing regional resources should be directed to the CDRC inbox: firstname.lastname@example.org