Better care for homeless people with new national health template

A charity has introduced the first dedicated digital health-screening template to help hospitals better care for the estimated 4,700 people sleeping rough on UK streets every night.

The homeless health charity Pathway developed the template in partnership with EMIS Health – the UK leader in connected healthcare software and services.  

Following two years of development, it is now available free of charge to health organisations using the EMIS Web clinical system. It was jointly developed by 11 specialist homeless healthcare services using EMIS Web in London for use by 200 staff. The aim is to roll it out across the UK and developers hope it will ultimately relieve pressure on hard-pressed hospital departments.

“The template will enable doctors to see patients’ health priorities, provide more effective treatment and help relieve pressure on the NHS by reducing bed days and treatment costs”

Samantha Dorney-Smith, nursing fellow, Pathway

Read the full story on the EMIS Health website.