Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust to roll out Winscribe Text trust-wide.

Winscribe is chosen to deliver Clinical Correspondence solution to support operational improvements.


Following a rigorous competitive tendering process, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust has awarded Winscribe a 5 year contract to supply its next generation Clinical Correspondence solution Winscribe Text trust-wide.


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The aim of the project is to facilitate the trust's operational improvement plan and increase workflow efficiencies within the trust's letter production process. This project will also aid in speeding up turnaround times and enhance patient care and safety, whilst ensuring effective use of our resources. The new solution will include speech recognition and will be rolled out to up to 1,000 users. As part of the project Winscribe Text will be integrated with the Trust's PAS (IPM) and Windip document and patient record system. Winscribe Text will also interface with Docman for letters distribution, and at a later date with the Trust’s new PAS/EPR system. Clinicians will dictate from an electronic clinic lists using the very latest Philips devices, and the Trust plans to make available Winscribe’s leading mobility app on smartphone and other mobile devices in the future.

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS service providers in the West Midlands, with around 560,000 outpatient appoints per annum, over 700,000 community contacts and responsible for the care of 530,000 local people from across North-West Birmingham.

The new system will go live in the next few months and will be fully rolled out across the Trust by May 2017.

Business Development Director Colin Howman at Winscribe comments,

“We are thrilled to have been selected by this innovative forward thinking trust. It's a pleasure to see a trust focussing significant efforts on standardising and improving document production processes and we are delighted to have been endorsed by Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust.”


Rachel Barlow, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust commented

 'The tendering process was very competitive but we found that the Winscribe Text solution was the best match for our needs. Winscribe demonstrated the easy functionality and quality of the system to our clinicians and demonstrated an understanding of our needs, delivering in a professional manner throughout the entire process. Working with them has demonstrated that they understand our current needs and are working with us to meet our future ones. We are ready to roll out and are reassured that Winscribe’s Project Team are there supporting us with our go live for our early adopters.


About Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust is an integrated care organisation. The Trust is dedicated to improving the lives of local people, to maintaining an outstanding reputation for teaching and education, and to embedding innovation and research. The Trust employ around 7,200 people and spend around £430m of public money, largely drawn from the local Clinical Commissioning Group. That Group and this Trust is responsible for the care of 530,000 local people from across North-West Birmingham and all the towns within Sandwell.



About Winscribe

Winscribe is the UK market leader in Clinical Correspondence solutions for the NHS. We specialise in intelligent workflow, medical mobility solutions and our Winscribe Text platform is compatible with a wide range of hardware and other clinical systems. Our solutions have been integrated with a wide variety of PAS, EPR, RIS and LIMS systems at over 90 NHS Trusts who are all benefiting from the most advanced, integrated dictation workflow solutions in the UK healthcare industry.

Winscribe solutions make documentation much faster and more cost effective. Healthcare professionals can use their voice to easily create documents, enter data and send information. The Winscribe Text platform creates streamlined, simple workflows that save time, money and provide opportunities for improving patient care. Clinicians using Winscribe software spend less time on administration and more time with patients.

Thanks to leading edge technology, healthcare providers using Winscribe software are able leave the bulk of administration in the hands of intelligent software, while reducing the cost of correspondence, supporting CIPs and NHS transformation strategies.



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