Accelerating digital transformation with GDE blueprints

Industry: Healthcare & life Sciences
Region: Northern Europe

Helping NHSX to enhance and optimise the GDE Blueprinting programme


Atos helped NHSX to optimise the sharing of replicable digital solutions across the NHS landscape. NHSX, through GDE Blueprints, is helping transfer vital knowledge to providers so they can give their staff the technology needed to improve outcomes for patients.

The challenge


With 150 Blueprints already available via a digital platform, NHSX wanted to move to a strengthened and sustainable Blueprinting model that meets the dedicated needs of developers and users. With the need to test and enhance the accessibility, effectiveness of Blueprints as a critical learning and innovation tool, Atos and NHSX identified challenges in four key domains; strategy and products, reach and scope, communication and adoption, and a collaboration platform.

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The solution


The team devised, tested and implemented an optimised knowledge-sharing model. Atos Consulting worked in close partnership with NHSX to survey the 1,700 registered users, review the digital platform and user experience, define the value proposition, pilot the model with nine NHS trusts before launch, and devise an Atos NHS Capability Model describing the core capabilities of a digital hospital or healthcare organisation. NHSX uses this to identify any gaps in the Blueprinting library and develop a pipeline of future Blueprints to generate a comprehensive resource for users.

Business benefit


The revamped Future NHS Collaboration Platform is a fast-growing repository providing over 1,700 users globally with access to over 150 Blueprints and 2,300 individual artefacts. The new Blueprint products are in action in health and social care to improve health outcomes for patients and increase staff productivity and experience – most recently in rapid response to Covid-19, for instance, to expand remote patient consultations, remote care voice recognition and online collaboration.

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