This was a little visualisation tool that I created to convey the rate of NHS expenditure in “real time” – updated for FY 2016-17. The rate is based on a projected expenditure of £120,400,000,000 for FY2016/17 – Source: GOV
The demo is: http://jonathantolhurst.com/pharmacy-resources/nhs-expenditure-odometer/
NHS Expenditure Odometer
Disclaimer: This visualisation was created as part of my GPC CPD portfolio and is therefore my personal opinion and in no way reflects the opinion or policy of my employer. The calculations used and assumptions made when creating this visualisation have not been independently verified.
This Week I have been really busy at work with the first phase of going live with electronic prescribing and administering of chemotherapy using the ARIA oncology information management system at the Great Western Hospital. This has followed the successful implementation of using the system for scheduling, which has been up and running for the past few weeks. The administration side of the process has been particularly interesting in that we are using Panasonic CF-H1 Toughbooks with touch screens to record administration of chemotherapy within the Day Therapy Unit. The next few weeks will continue to be busy as the system is rolled out further.
It has been a busy week for me as the Great Western Hospital finally went live with the new Oncology patient management system which is supplied by Varian Medical Systems. The solution is being used by a number trusts across the Thames Valley Cancer Network including the John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospitals in Oxford and the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. To begin with it is just being used for scheduling patients but in a few weeks we will begin to use it for chemotherapy prescribing. The system is incredibly powerful and should help improve cancer care within the network.