Introduction ....

CoreShare was recently appointed by NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to provide a SharePoint solution to enable the CCG to best serve the health needs of residents in the region during the Covid19 pandemic.

The expert team of SharePoint developers worked closely with the Primary Care Network (PCN) – which supports 30 GP practices across South Sefton to improve the health and wellbeing of local people.
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The Challenge
The Challenge
At the start of the coronavirus outbreak, the PCN needed to create a resilience platform to support the GPs in the region during the pandemic, share information and best practice and plan resources such as staffing.
The Approach
The Approach
CoreShare worked in partnership with Primary Care Network Manager for Bootle,

Crosby & Maghull Partnership PCNs, to find out exactly what was needed to develop the platform and how it could be integrated across the network.
The Solution
The Solution
CoreShare’s team of cloud engineers built a resilience platform which has a number of functions, from storing important resources, such as the daily Covid19 guidance and national policies so practices can find them easily to collaboration sites where GPs can share issues and experiences and best practice.

A resilience score system was created to enable practices to put contingency plans in place for incidents and issues such as staffing levels when people are off sick or when practices are low on PPE equipment.

An alert system was created for when Public Health England inform the CCG of any patients with Covid19 in the region, the PCN can send alerts to GPs and create hotmaps to show where outbreaks occur.

There are also spaces for specialist areas such as clinical pathways and care homes, where everything can be stored and shared safely and securely and each PCN has its own space.
The Results
The Results
The PCN was delighted with its brand new resilience platform which CoreShare developed and installed within two weeks.

Going forward, the resilience platform will continue to be used beyond Covid19 for a space to connect the practices and share resources, for example, in preparation for the winter flu programme for 2020. It can also be used for GP forums and project planning.
NHS
We contacted three companies and CoreShare were by far the best as they were competitive on price and were able to do it straight away. The director, Tony Wilkinson, has experience of working in the NHS which was integral to the success of the project as he understood how we work and he got the resilience platform up and running in just two weeks which was amazing. This platform allows us to ‘plan for the worst and prepare for the best’ which is vital for planning local health services during a pandemic such as Covid19. CoreShare has done an excellent job in creating a resilience platform for us which has some brilliant tools and features. Plus it is easy to use – even our more senior GPs like it. We have contacted NHS England and they are very interested in the platform. Tony and the team are fantastic. They worked really hard to pull it all together in such a short space of time and I highly recommend them.
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Primary Care Network Manager,