Throughout 2022 and into 2023, Midlands NHS Community Mental Health (MCMH) partnered with Practicus to deliver a robust roadmap and business case to achieve its goal of Minimum Digital Foundations by 2025.


As part of the NHS’s 5-year Digital Transformation Plan, MCMH’s digital readiness had to be levelled up to Minimum Digital Foundations. With minimal staff confidence in the effectiveness of its current systems, it’s Electronic Patient Record systems (EPRs) needed greater digital maturity as mandated by NHSE, with the necessary funding from NHSE to be secured. In the face of stiff competition for funding, minimal internal funding, limited internal expertise, a tight 2 year deadline to achieve compliance and the potential risk to patient safety and the Trust’s Provider License, MCMH required ongoing support and leadership to achieve it’s goals.

Through an experienced team that had unique insight into the operational nuances of the department, they have created:


As a result, the Trust’s digital profile was raised with NHSE who found their digital maturity progress ahead of nationally benchmarked expectations. The creation of the roadmap and business case achieved:


Under the tight timeframe, our team:

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