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OS mapping keeps NHS running smoothly through the Tour de Yorkshire

The Tour de Yorkshire is an annual professional cycle race, delivered by the Tour de France organisers in July 2014. During the event it was vital that healthcare services could still be delivered.

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.

"NHS organisations need to be able to plan for major events, to deliver urgent and essential healthcare throughout. ResilienceDirect Maps let us present essential information about the event – routes, key spectator locations etc – overlaid on the details of our service delivery locations, and information from partners. It does this in an accessible and easy-to-use format that our local planners and responders needed little help or encouragement to use."
Ben Fryer, Delivery Manager, NHS England (Yorkshire and the Humber)

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.

The products used

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