Elsevier and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust agree on 3-year partnership for Care Planning

6000 nurses from one of the UK’s biggest teaching hospitals to have access to Elsevier’s EHR-based Care Planning solution, enabling greater efficiencies and simplifying daily processes


London July 21, 2022

Elsevier is pleased to announce a new three-year partnership with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK and a tertiary centre for specialist treatment, to provide a new and effective digital solution for nursing care plans. This is the only EHR-based care planning solution that combines the patient history with evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and standardised assessments into one patient-centered plan. The rollout of the innovative care planning solution is set to be introduced across Leeds Teaching Hospitals later this year.

The solution allows Leeds Teaching Hospitals to deploy digital nursing care plans at scale, a task which would have taken clinical and software developers many years to complete. It will also enable greater visibility of nursing activity and help facilitate better reporting of acuity information, quality metrics, and other ward assurance data. This will allow more efficient decision-making, simplify day-to-day work and save time. In addition to this, documentation can be completed at the bedside with the patient, supporting the Trust’s Green Plan and aim for reducing carbon footprint.

The Care Planning solution will be surfaced within Leeds Teaching Hospitals’ current electronic health record PPM+ (Patient Pathway Manager), which is developed and managed in-house, so information can be accessed efficiently by all clinical colleagues across the organisation. Elsevier’s Care Planning will be imported into PPM+, eliminating hundreds of hours of configuration work and minimising the IT burden.

Lisa Grant, Chief Nurse at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, said: “Digital technologies have huge potential to make a positive difference to the way we provide care for our patients. This is an exciting and strategically important project for the Trust, which will transform the way we complete nursing documentation, saving time, supporting great communication, and linking information together to improve the day-to-day experience of our patients and colleagues. The outputs of these care plans will, for the first time, allow us to quantify the breadth and depth of nursing activity across the organisation. This intelligence will enable senior nurses to ensure that support is directed to where it is most needed. The solution will also provide a wealth of data for nursing research to further improve the nursing practice evidence base and outcomes of our patients.”

Tim Morris, VP, Go-to-market EMEALAAP, Elsevier, said: “We are incredibly proud of establishing this partnership with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. In the current climate, Nurses are facing an intensifying pressure to ensure they deliver the highest possible quality of care to an increasing number of patients. With the introduction of our Care Planning solution, nurses can make the important decisions regarding care with evidence-based guidelines, easing the strain on the workforce across the entirety of the Trust, which is of paramount importance.”

Georgie Duncan, Deputy CCIO at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, said: “Working with Elsevier will enable our clinical teams to plan consistently safe and effective nursing care based on the latest evidence. The care plans are peer-reviewed and maintained by Elsevier so our nursing workforce can be assured that they are up-to-date. We will also have the opportunity to influence the development of new care plans so that we can continue to be responsive to the needs of our patients. Embedding the new digital care plans into our electronic health record, PPM+, means information is easily accessible for clinical colleagues across the Trust and wider region where appropriate. We’re supporting new and improved ways of working using a system our colleagues already know and use every day.”

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About Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe, a regional and national centre for specialist treatment, a world-renowned biomedical research facility, a leading clinical trials research unit and also the local hospital for the Leeds community.

The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust incorporates the Leeds General Infirmary, St James’s Hospital, Leeds Children’s Hospital, Chapel Allerton Hospital, Wharfedale Hospital, Leeds Dental Institute and Seacroft Hospital.

We contribute to life in the Leeds region, not only by being one of the largest employers with more than 20,000 staff, but by supporting the health and well-being of the community and playing a leading role in research, education and innovation.

About Elsevier
As a global leader in information and analytics, Elsevier helps researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society. We do this by facilitating insights and critical decision-making for customers across the global research and health ecosystems.

In everything we publish, we uphold the highest standards of quality and integrity. We bring that same rigor to our information analytics solutions for researchers, health professionals, institutions and funders.

Elsevier employs 8,700 people worldwide. We have supported the work of our research and health partners for more than 140 years. Growing from our roots in publishing, we offer knowledge and valuable analytics that help our users make breakthroughs and drive societal progress. Digital solutions such as ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath support strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and health education. Researchers and healthcare professionals rely on our over 2,700 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell; our over 43,000 eBook titles; and our iconic reference works, such as Gray's Anatomy. With the Elsevier Foundation and our external Inclusion & Diversity Advisory Board, we work in partnership with diverse stakeholders to advance inclusion and diversity in science, research and healthcare in developing countries and around the world.

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Ben Taylor
WE Communications
Senior Account Executive
P: +44 20 7632 3818
btaylor@we-worldwide.com

Sam Coldicutt
WE Communications
Senior Account Manager
P: +44 20 7632 3838
scoldicutt@we-worldwide.com