Substrakt Health now Cyber Essentials Plus (CE+) certified

We take security seriously, which is why we have worked to achieve our Cyber Essentials Plus certification - a Government and industry-backed scheme which demonstrates that we have the most important cyber security controls in place. The CE+ certification process involved a rigorous test of our cyber security systems, with independent cyber security experts carrying…

Case study: Heathcot Medical Practice – Using technology to transform the 2020 mass flu vaccination programme

The challenge In May 2020, NHS England announced an expanded seasonal flu programme as a measure to ensure the protection of vulnerable people and support the resilience of the health and care system during the COVID-19 outbreak. In previous years, Woking-based Heathcot Medical Practice would have run Saturday morning flu clinics and operated extended hours…

Gearing up to integrate our services onto the NHS App

The NHS Long Term Plan and five–year framework for GP contract reform mean that general practice sits right at the heart of Integrated Care Systems (ICS) and local Strategic Transformation Partnerships (STPs).   These networks mean new ways of working are inevitable, and technology is being rapidly embraced for the benefit of both practices and patients.  Spearheading the NHS digital revolution is the NHS App – created by NHSX, which was launched in April 2019.  In his first blog post as CEO of NHSX, Matthew Gould refers to the app…

How technology can solve some of the challenges of the biggest flu campaign in history

Includes key seasonal influenza DES specification updates for 2020/21 This year in the UK, more than 30 million people will be eligible for a flu vaccination, making it the most comprehensive flu programme ever. To put this into perspective, last year in the UK, around 15.3m vaccinations were administered to eligible groups. Fears that a challenging flu…

Substrakt Health renews contract with Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG to provide app to over 450,000 patients

NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG has renewed a contract to provide patients of GP practices in their area with access to our Symptom Checker and online appointment booking app. The Symptom Checker uses a unique clinical algorithm to accurately identify a patient’s symptoms, then guides the patient to the most appropriate next step. If…

New app completes GP vaccination administration in under 30 seconds

With the expansion of year’s annual flu vaccination programme, and the need to vaccine larger numbers of patients whilst minimising time and contact with patients, we’ve worked directly with one of our CCG clients to produce a new app which automates the patient administration for vaccinations – reducing the time taken to add the information…

Meet the team: Life as a software developer

In our next meet the team blog, James Nutt shares his experiences as a senior developer at Substrakt Health. James Nutt What is your role and what are you responsible for?As a Senior Developer, I’m responsible for planning and delivering new features, updates and bug fixes with the rest of the team. I help to…

Case Study: SDSmyhealthcare – Delivering online digital service transformation across one of the largest GP Federations in England

SDSmyhealthcare is one of the largest GP Federations in England and has been recognised for its development and delivery of new, integrated care models to create more efficient use of resource, improve clinical outcomes and enhanced patient and staff experience. As with many Primary Care organisations, SDSmyhealthcare faced increasing demand on its services across its…

A GP Practice Story: Why did Broom Lane Medical Centre choose to recommend The Rotherham Health app to their patients?

We hear from Broom Lane Medical Centre about their experiences with using the Rotherham Health app. Our patients constantly report that they find it difficult to telephone for appointments at the surgery. From 8.30 am our telephone lines are fully manned but are constantly engaged due to the sheer number of patients calling for appointments.…