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We are very proud to announce that the NHSX Blueprint recording our award-winning project with Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has been approved at national level and uploaded to the FutureNHS platform as an example of best practice in NHS digital transformation.

The NHSX Blueprint, titled “Launching a digital pre-operative pathway to improve efficiency and maximise theatre usage at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust” is now available on the FutureNHS platform or from the Synopsis team.

Contact the team for a copy of the NHSX Blueprint on 

You can also access the Blueprint by visiting the FutureNHS platform here.


Supporting NHS Trusts with digital transformation

Synopsis was approached by NHSX to write and submit the Blueprint for consideration after a series of award wins in 2020 demonstrated the successful application of the Synopsis Home and Synopsis iQ digital pre-operative health questionnaires at trusts across the UK.

Working closely with NHSX and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and following stringent guidelines for the creation of the one-page, best practice document, the Blueprint was reviewed and amended over (a number) months before being submitted for final review at national level and approval for the FutureNHS platform.

Tori Dand, Head of Partnerships at Synopsis explained: “FutureNHS is an online platform designed to empower people to co-develop, share, connect, and work together. It supports users to access and exchange knowledge, best practice and lessons learnt on digital transformation projects, across health and social care.

“We are delighted that our project with Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has been recognised as an example of best practice and developed into an NHS Blueprint that trusts across the UK can now access via the platform and use to research, develop and plan their own digital transformation projects.

This has been a special project for Synopsis as it saw the first deployment of the now award-winning Synopsis Home solution. This project was also delivered throughout the first wave of the COVID pandemic and lockdowns, causing disruption to Worcestershire Acute and ourselves. Despite these challenges, the project has been a huge success.”

What the NHSX Blueprint contains

Outlining the challenge, solution, costs and resources, and benefits, the NHSX Blueprint details how around 11,000 patients a year having operations at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust can now complete their pre-operative assessment questionnaire at home or on the move using a digital form. After deploying Synopsis across the Trust, hospital activity time for a pre-op assessment activity time has reduced by 21%, increasing to 52% for patients using Synopsis Home (therefore avoiding an unnecessary hospital attendance).

Learn more about this award-winning deployment of the Synopsis

Click here to learn more about this award-winning deployment of the Synopsis pre-operative assessment platform.