NHS 111 Discovery frailty flagging

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Project Summary

Frailty graph May2024.png

The NHS 111 Discovery frailty flagging project utilises Discovery data to flag key information to NHS 111 call handlers to improve the patient pathway and experience, and reduce the unnecessary use of emergency services and admission to A&E.

Since the project went live in November 2018, the Discovery Data Service has:

  • matched 4,219,720 patients
  • flagged 286,429 potentially frail patients
  • processed 24,593,824 API calls

The graph shows the number of patients that have been flagged as potentially frail and have therefore been fast tracked to speak directly to a clinician who can provide personalised care; it shows the cumulative total (from the start of the project) and the percentage of potentially frail patients compared to the total number of matched patients (over the last 12 months).

Last update: 3 June 2024

Project population

All patients within North East London ICB; Barking and Dagenham, City and Hackney, Havering, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, and Newham.

Project cohort

Frail patients

Project criteria

See the frailty algorithm page for more details.

Data state

Patient identifiable

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