Northwest EeRS – Phase 2: Advice & Guidance Implementation
The Northwest EeRS project across Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside, and Lancashire and South Cumbria is now live and we thank you for your continued support.
The EeRS project was broken down into two phases: the first being the ability to process GOS18 referrals via EeRS and the second being the introduction of advice & guidance via ADVISR.
Phase 1 is a continuing process as we aim to engage and onboard all practices within each area. So, if you are not yet onboarded to OPERA please do get involved (advice on how to engage can be found later in this communication). We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all those practices who have already engaged and made this project such a success to date!
As outlined above, the second phase of this project is the implementation of Advice and Guidance utilising ADVISR. The ADVISR product enables advice and guidance to be shared between Primary and Secondary care professionals building on what is already made available via e-Referrals. ADVISR integrates with OPERA, and effectively adds an additional tool to the current e-Referral application. ADVISR is a next generation advice and guidance system that provides a rich clinical workspace environment for clinicians to gain insights into patient care, manage shared care effectively and support the delivery of pathways for long term conditions including the support of Consultant-to-Consultant advice and referrals. It is fully compliant with NHS governance and security requirements and is also fully integrated into eRS, PDS and Summary Care Records. ADVISR is fully accessible for clinicians in Primary care using its internet facing approach.
The next phase of this project is to pilot and then launch ADVISR across the Northwest region, further supporting your needs and to extend patient care.
Clink on the link below and watch our short video and what you can expect from ADVISR:
ADVISR PILOT – We need your Support
The following Trust in your area has agreed to pilot ADVISR:
Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
To enable us to progress and this project in general, we are looking for Optical Practices that are currently using EeRS to refer to the above Trust, to engage in piloting ADVISR. This will entail the ADVISR module being activated within your OPERA system and for each practice to then have access to that one-to-one secondary care support to your linked Trusts. Within this pilot, to begin with, only specified services will be available for advice & guidance.
So if you refer to this Trust and would be interested in learning more about your involvement in the pilot and the benefits of such, please register your interest via the link below by 30th September 2022 and more details will be provided shortly:
If you are interested in helping this pilot but have not yet onboarded, please follow the link below which will provide all the details your need to onboard:
If you have further queries about OPERA or ADVISR or simply want to understand more about this project in general, we are holding an online engagement event, please do come and join us! Further details below:
Lancashire and South Cumbria – 4th October 2022 @ 7pm;
Please click on the below link to register your attendance.
Thank you once again for all your support, if you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on email@example.com or the blue chat bubble on the OPERA homepage.
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