NHS Informatics Merseyside

Cheshire and Merseyside

Microsoft 365 Optimisation Programme

What is being delivered?

To support the achievement of our vision to enhance ways of working and delivering care across Cheshire and Merseyside utilising Microsoft 365, several outcomes have been identified which will be delivered as part of the programme.

These outcomes are detailed below, along with our progress to date which will be reviewed and regularly updated. 

Microsoft 365 baseline for Cheshire and Merseyside

Across Cheshire and Merseyside, health and care organisations are at different stages in their use and adoption of Microsoft 365. Within these organisations, there are some great examples of how Microsoft 365 is being used to transform ways of working, streamline processes and even integrate with existing NHS systems to support information sharing and care planning. 

As part of the Cheshire and Merseyside Microsoft 365 Optimisation Programme, work has been underway to baseline the current use of Microsoft 365 so that support can be targeted where it is needed and examples of best practice can be identified and shared as part of our Microsoft 365 Knowledge Hub and Digital Champions Network. This will also help us create consistent standards and will enable us to become a regional exemplar in the use of Microsoft 365. 

Microsoft 365 Knowledge Hub

A Microsoft 365 Knowledge Hub has now been launched across Cheshire and Merseyside.

From the Microsoft 365 Knowledge Hub, you can:

Microsoft 365 case studies 

As part of the Cheshire and Merseyside Microsoft 365 Optimisation Programme, case studies are being created and shared within the Microsoft 365 Knowledge Hub to help organisations learn, adopt and benefit from the best practice of others.

If you have enhanced the way you work or deliver care using Microsoft 365, please consider working with the programme team to create a case study which can be shared with others to help spread learning and best practice. 

Microsoft 365 Digital Champions Network

As part of the Microsoft 365 Optimisation Programme, a Digital Champions Network has been established.

A Microsoft 365 Digital Champion is someone who is passionate about expanding their digital skills and learning more about the benefits of Microsoft 365, so that knowledge and best practice can be shared within their team, organisation or network to make a real difference to the way they work and deliver care.

Find out more about the Microsoft 365 Digital Champions Network and why not consider joining the club as a Microsoft 365 Digital Champion. 

Microsoft 365 integration

As part of the Microsoft 365 Optimisation Programme, opportunities for integrating Microsoft 365 with existing health and care systems will be identified in order to improve information sharing, collaboration and efficiency.

These opportunities will be identified through proactive engagement with clinicians and wider stakeholders, including system suppliers, to identify current challenges so that digital solutions can be co-designed, implemented and shared as case studies across the region. By approaching this at a programme level, health and care organisations across Cheshire and Merseyside will be able to benefit from a more joined-up approach as a region.

If you are interested in getting more involved, why not consider becoming a Microsoft 365 Digital Champion