Parkinson’s alert shortlisted for Scottish Digital Health & Care Award


A hospital dashboard alert tool - which prevents patients with Parkinson's from missing out on vital medication - has been shortlisted for a Scottish Digital Health and Care Award

The tool prevents patients from missing out on their Parkinson's medication if they are admitted to hospital for an unrelated emergency. It has been shortlisted in the 'digital insight' category.

The dashboard aims to reduce the length of time patients spend in hospital and has been rolled out in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board. Its success offers a blueprint that could be rolled out across NHS Scotland.

Significant improvements

Dr Anne-Louise Cunnington, who worked with eHealth specialists to develop the dashboard, says:

"I'm delighted to hear that the Greater Glasgow and Clyde Parkinson's dashboard had been shortlisted for a Scottish Digital Award!

"Although in its infancy it has already led to significant improvements in communication between acute hospital wards and the Parkinson's Nurse Specialists.

"It has really helped with doses and timings of Parkinson's medication and advice regarding nil by mouth."

Parkinson's Nurse Specialists have fed back that the dashboard enables them to be proactive rather than reactive, and that it also helps with planning their workload.

Dr Cunnington hopes that the dashboard will lead to shorter hospital stays. She is also in touch with specialists for other conditions who want to set up their own Greater Glasgow and Clyde-wide dashboards.

Find out more

If you want to know more about the dashboard, contact us as [email protected].

You can also visit the Scottish Digital Health and Care Awards website for further details and announcements about winners.