Thanks to OS mapping and the ResilienceDirect™ data sharing platform, NHS® organisations could share and visualise data to support their planning for the event.
What was the challenge?
- Disruption due to large numbers of road closures, as well as an influx of visitors.
- Delivering continued healthcare throughout the event.
- Access to urgent and emergency care services.
- Access for midwives and community healthcare workers.
- Access to GP surgeries and hospitals for staff, patients and visitors.
What was the solution?
NHS England, supported by the Cabinet Office and Ordnance Survey, used ResilienceDirect to create a zoom-able map of the route for NHS organisations and their partners to use while planning for the event.
What were the outcomes?
- Allowed NHS organisations to share and visualise data on GP surgeries; pharmacies; hospitals; care homes and other key locations on the same map.
- Provided a ready-reference tool for identifying premises for which access plans needed to be developed.
- The implications of a change of route, or nearby incident, could be easily reviewed for nearby healthcare locations.
- Brought together both live and static data within a user-friendly interface.
- Met an ongoing need by NHS organisations for easy-to-use, flexible mapping.
- The introduction of further partner data over the next few months is planned – making it even more valuable for planning and response.