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Improving data and tools to support your commissioning decisions

22nd June 2018

Information-database.jpgAt the SCN we have been improving our data and tools, available through our Information Portal.

We recently updated our Mental Health tool which now includes a Five Year Forward View summary dashboard for Lancashire & South Cumbria and Cheshire & Merseyside.

We are also in the process of adding the most up-to-date information to our Dementia tool. This work is planned for completion by end of June 2018.

Over the coming year we are looking to further build on the datasets and tools. We will be starting to collect granular data, working with project teams and building on assurance data to develop a picture of our NHS services across the North West Coast. These are important improvements to help reduce unwarranted variation across our region.

Further into the future, we are also planning to move away from MS Excel-based tools to more advanced web-based cloud solutions, with this work anticipated to start in 2020.

To sign-up to our Information Portal, please contact Jason Gladwin at

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