Global Digital Exemplar Blueprints

The GDE blueprints can be found on the FutureNHS platform.
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The Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) Blueprinting workstream forms part of the national Provider Digitisation Programme.

GDE blueprints are expected to help other NHS Trusts deliver digital capabilities more quickly and cost effectively than has been possible in the past, to improve services for patients and staff.

These blueprints are a structured collection of knowledge assets and associated methodology for using them. They highlight important components needed for sustainable digital transformation such as; organisational leadership and culture, technical guidance, clinical and staff engagement as well as the people and processes required to deliver the benefits of technology.

They cover a range of digital initiatives such as using software to detect the risk of patients contracting sepsis, having a paperless A&E department or introducing e-prescribing across an organisation to improve safety and quality of care, clinical outcomes, and patient and staff experience.

Created by NHS Trusts, who are recognised for using digital technologies to support wider transformation, the GDE blueprints are step-by-step guides that can also be tailored by individual Trusts to suit their own local needs and requirements.

This is just the start for our new blueprinting library which will grow and develop in the coming months based on your feedback. Please let us know what you think – we’re particularly keen to hear if you plan to use this learning and adopt the good practice in your own organisations.