DHI assisted NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GGC) to re-purpose the existing trauma app, developed by GGC clinicians, into a user-friendly tool that allows front-line staff to undertake a structured assessment and examination of people presenting with Covid-19 type symptoms.

This solution has now been deployed into all GGC assessment centres with further roll out to emergency departments across the region. Discussions and development work are underway with GGC and NES to scale this beyond Glasgow, to also include care homes the option of National roll out if required.

The Clinical Assessment Tool has been used for over three thousand assessments of patients in the Glasgow area. It has fed early intelligence into surveillance systems to help identify outbreaks earlier. This is currently being scaled up to other boards in Scotland

Covid-19 Clinical Assessment Tool (CAT)

The app provides a structured SBAR for performing COVID-19 clinical assessments based on World Health Organisation guidelines.

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This tool has given our staff greater confidence when dealing with this new disease through a structured approach when assessing people attending our assessment centres. Using the app ensures key symptoms and signs of Covid-19 are identified and highlighted to clinicians

Stuart Sutton

Clinical Director of Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership

New clinical app for Covid-19 piloted in Glasgow helps NHS staff assess patients (NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

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