Ultramed is a clinical lead health technology company specialising in online pre-procedure assessments. MyPreOp is supported by the NHS Innovation Accelerator for widespread adoption. MyPreOp has already been adopted by 20 NHS Trusts.
It comes at a time when there are over six million patients on waiting lists for elective care and one third of on-the-day cancellations related to patients not being clinically ready for treatment.
Recent guidance by NHS England on tackling the COVID-19 backlog of elective care outlines the ambitions for providers to establish perioperative care co-ordination teams from April 2023 to assist patient health needs, proactively inform pre and post operative care and identify surgical risk factors.
Earlier pre-operative screening programmes are designed to identify patients with additional health needs who would benefit from extra support both before and after surgery with losing weight, stopping smoking or with their diabetes management.
To support the NHS with this ambition, we’re launching a digital solution for lower-risk patients to enable us to fast-track those who do not need to attend face-to-face pre-operative assessments. By providing the extra capacity to fast-track low-risk patients, more time is available to support patients who require support with smoking cessation and weight loss.