Our delivery playbook is an implementation guide for introducing Concentric into a large organisation (e.g. an NHS Trust or Health Board). It has been developed iteratively by the team based on our existing 20+ deployments in the UK.
The aim of the playbook is to be a one stop shop for project teams to understand the recommended approach and have access to project resources to simplify implementation.
It is useful for project teams to go through the playbook in detail towards the start of the project, and then leverage the resources as required during the phases of implementation.
Delivery phases and activities
This is the main section of the playbook, outlining the overall structure of a deployment and the individual activities.
This is a list of all the resources included within the playbook, for easy access during the project.
Within the delivery playbook
An outline agenda for the kick-off meeting at the start of a Concentric deployment project, including the key points of discussion and decisions to be made.
An outline agenda for the technical scoping meeting for a Concentric deployment - where decisions around the scope and approach of integration should be made.
An approach to thinking about what integrations need to be in place prior to a Concentric go-live.
Our guide regarding device compatibility and how to consider whether additional devices are required for a Concentric deployment.
An outline of the recommended approach to training for clinician users, trainers and administrators, and the support available for this from Concentric.
An outline of how to access and use the Concentric admin application.
A DPIA template for use by organisations deploying Concentric.
Our DCB0160 template is for use by deploying organisations to ensure compliance with the clinical safety standard.
These are our suggested consent policy updates for during implementation and at the transition to business as usual.
An outline of the testing requirements for a demographics integration, and details of required test patient characteristics.
An outline of the support and SLAs offered for large organisations deploying Concentric.
A guide for how organisations should consider business continuity in scenarios where Concentric cannot be used.
An outline of the process for requesting consent template updates and our target timeframes to deliver requested changes.
Our description of the process for embedding local information leaflets into a Concentric deployment.
A guide to the different types of Concentric releases, and the process followed for each.
Our requirements checklist for large organisations to use prior to a Concentric go-live.
A summary of the health economic analysis done to date, exploring the introduction of Concentric to replace paper consent processes.
How Concentric is used by safeguarding teams to quality assure the Consent Form 4 process.
This template is provided to support the development of an EQIA for the deployment of Concentric into a healthcare organisation.
This page summarises our approach to go-live cutover, different options, and things to consider.
Our guide to setting up and using a Wacom STU-430 signature pad in Concentric.
Elsewhere on this website
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An example of onboarding information that can be hosted by Concentric and be sent to clinicians at account creation.
Within our technical information pages are the details of how Concentric is built, information governance, and how it integrates with other systems.
This page is written for the project implementation team to support discussions around when consent PDFs are sent from Concentric, how they are managed on the organisation’s side, and how they should be displayed to clinical users.
A summary of how information is shared with patients within Concentric, including the benefits of sharing information digitally.
This page summarises what additional consents within Concentric are, shares some examples, and how to request new additional consent modules.
G Cloud 13 is the UK Goverment's procurement framework for digital services, and is the most common way Concentric is purchased.
An example of a tender specification used by an NHS Trust.
Most deploying organisations have a link on their website regarding its use of Concentric, which is then linked to in messages from Concentric, to reassure patients that it is genuine communication. Here's a case study highlighting Bradford's digital consent microsite.
“Concentric made implementing the solution a pleasure, thanks to a close working relationship and structured approach!”
Frankie Arnone, ICT Project Manager, The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
“Expert knowledge on the consent process and technical integration. Diligent in providing solutions when issues have arisen.”
George Lockerbie, Digital Project Manager, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust