Penrose Surgery and their digitisation journey
Penrose Surgery (NHS Southwark CCG) is already seeing a positive impact by undergoing digitisation of their Lloyd George records. The group have more than 80 staff across 4 locations in South East London, Penrose Surgery is located in Southwark London, an area which has a steadily increasing patient list. Whilst the digitisation project at Penrose Surgery is still in progress, the practice has already repurposed the space that was used to archive the paper records. The group also has two other surgeries in Lewisham who have undertaken digitisation with us, in addition to this Sunil Gupta, managing partner is “only expecting the benefits to increase post-attachment to the patient clinical record.”
This forward-thinking approach has facilitated the practice to implement strategies which is helping them deal with the subsequent pressures on patient flow.
View the videos below to hear how digitisation has benefited Penrose Surgery and learn more about the business impact digitisation is already having on the surgery.
Saving time and driving efficiencies
The team at Penrose Surgery have seen significant improvements in a number of areas across the practice. In particular they have found that clinicians have more time for care and the productivity of workflows for both clinical and non-clinical staff have improved.
Making the most of valuable space
As the pressures grow on general practice to provide more services for expanding patient populations, excessive storage of physical files can be a drawback. It can be both costly and time consuming to try and expand or relocate a surgery. By freeing up existing space with digitisation, practices are able to modernise and embrace new technologies without a pricey estate transformation.
Enabling safer, more effective care
Providing safer care and reducing risk is of the upmost importance for any healthcare provider. This often involves clinicians having access to all the information they need, when they need it. Digitisation helps to enable better access to patient info at the point of care, in line with the NHS Five Year Forward View and Paperless 2020.
Reduce costs and relieve pressures
Space is expensive and with many practices seeing an increase in population, the pressure to expand and gain more space is growing. This can be costly for practices and can leave some struggling for the space to offer their full range of services. Digitisation can help relieve some of these pressures.
Digitising your Lloyd George files brings a number of benefits across different areas of general practice. From freeing up much needed space to releasing more time for care, digitisation is making it easier for healthcare providers to provide great quality care and save time and money.
Our ROI calculator on the Egton website can help you identify what you could gain in financial and property ROI through the digitisation of your files.