Paul Dodds, a practice manager from Chester le Street in County Durham, his practice Bridge End Surgery had been using the DJP Foundation Licence, which is free for all practice users, having found out about it through NHS Digital.
He was then offered a six-month trial of the Enhanced Licence to discover the added benefits and extra modules. Completing the Patient Communications, GP Online Services, Digital Inclusion and Online Consultations modules, he was able to focus on areas for improvement in digital maturity for his practice.
Paul discussed with Redmoor Health Digital Programme Manager Clare Temple and Project Support Officer Kirsten Adams about how he is encouraging the Digital & Transformation Lead for his PCN (Primary Care Network) to complete the modules in the DJP to share the improvement for practices and patients in their area with a view to using it across the PCN to understand their digital journey.
When asked about the time it takes to complete the assessments in the DJP, Paul made note of the fact that the DJP provides a focus on what the practice needs to do and creates an easy-to-understand action plan. He said: