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Identifying and supporting disadvantaged groups with tech-enabled @home pathways

With @home models of care, enabled by technology, there is a risk that some populations may be disadvantaged. We want to understand which groups & why, then develop resources to support.

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  • Idea
  • 2022

Meet the team


  • Kathryn Bateman
  • Jen Tomkinson
  • Rebecca Dunn
  • Dan Offord

What is the challenge your project is going to address and how does it connect to the theme?

Challenge is to ensure @home (virtual ward) pathways are equitable and accessible

What does your project aim to achieve?

Aims to ensure new @home pathways are safe, equitable and accessible

How will the project be delivered?

We are a collaborative of healthcare professionals from 2 acute trusts and community provider with links with primary care, social care and voluntary services. We have worked together to develop home oximetry and Covid virtual wards across our ICS and have developed a system wide OPAT pathway. We base our approach firmly in QI, with patient, staff experience and safety as key. Using data and insights to guide our development.

How is your project going to share learning?

We can share learning by being clear on our methodology, Data, outcomes, benefits realisation. Ensuring public involvement and engagement and staff engagement.

publishing, presenting, sharing and collaborating

How you can contribute

  • Experience in tech enabled virtual wards and public engagement


  1. Hi Rebecca

    We're currently working with a team based at Westminster and Chelsea NHS Trust looking at a very similar challenge. It may be worth connecting with them (and maybe joining forthcoming Q Lab workshops)?

    Best of luck progressing this important work!


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