Digital Notts – the Digital Transformation Team for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS – has successfully secured an additional £700k of funding, through the NHS England’s Health Technology Adoption and Acceleration Fund (HTAAF).
The funding, working in partnership with Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Councils, will make a difference to local patients who are ready to leave hospital but who need additional monitoring and support in their home setting. The trials will last over a 12-month period and are estimated to have a significant impact upon resources throughout the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS.
Using pro-active care remote monitoring technology, the funding will help improve the discharge process, providing reassurance to carers and families, enabling a ‘Home First’ approach. This ensures that patients remain safe in their home environment, returning to their own home rather than being moved to residential care.
At the same time, the proactive care remote monitoring technology, supplied by Intelligent Lilli, helps ensure that future care needs are assessed based on evidence as to how the patient can manage in their home environment.
The HTAAF success brings the total amount of funding secured by Digital Notts to £4.7million in 2023-2024. This is in addition to their work supporting NHS Trust colleagues in securing frontline digitalisation funding totalling £16.4m this year, £43.4m in total over four years. A further £0.3m of funding was recently secured to target reducing cyber risk across the ICS.
The use of digital technologies to improve the lives of the residents of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, is key part of Digital Notts over-arching strategy.