In April 2015, the current system is upgrading to NHSMail2 and SMS will no longer be part of the free service. Put simply, NHS sites will need to fund and procure their own text supplier to remind and confirm patients of appointments.
Your team will still have access to the central database of contact information for NHS professionals countrywide and hosting facilities for emailing will remain the same.
We’ve all seen the stats on the positive impact SMS communications have on Did Not Attend rates (DNA’s), so make sure your Trust is all prepared for the transition and no interruption to services occurs.
Come along and join us at:
Conferences at Queen Elizabeth Hospitals Birmingham
Time: 10am – 1pm
When: 3rd December 2014
What we’ll cover:
- Low cost like for like SMS replacements: One way SMS communication options available
- What else is available in the market: Two way SMS messaging (patients can respond via SMS) that can reduce DNA’s even further
- One platform, one solution: FFT feedback and Reminder services in one package
- IT Governance: all you need to know about compliance and the required accreditations. If you’re not a techie, we’ll make sense of the jargon so you know what to look for when purchasing
A peer guest speaker will offer advice, we’ll provide case studies on best practise to take with you and take a break for tea and cake!
This is definitely an event for IT, Procurement, Outpatient Managers, Nurse Bank Managers and any NHS staff who are involved in sending NHS Mail. Please also feel free to submit any questions you have and we’ll include these in our seminar.
To book, simply click here and email your Trust, names of those attending with contact details and we will confirm a place for you – we are limited with numbers, but really want to accommodate everyone, so please let us know as soon as possible.