Newsletter November 2017

9 December 2017

Do you have an innovative idea that needs support getting off the ground?

Last month saw us launching our first innovation prize, where we are looking for applications from patients, clinicians and managers across England, with ideas for how patient flow and patient pathway management can be improved for the prize worth £20,000 of development and other support that may be required. Well done to those of you who have already submitted your application.

If you have an innovative idea, and want to be in with a chance of winning, visit for further information and to submit your application.

There’s still plenty of time to enter: the deadline for applications is 11.59pm on 31 December 2017. Judging will be completed by a panel in February 2018, with the winner being announced at an event in Spring 2018.

Good luck!

Team update

As we continue to grow from strength-to-strength, we are pleased to welcome two new appointments to the team. Caroline Howes joins us as Head of Delivery, working closely with our clients and Account Management team to ensure the timely delivery of all projects, and Phil Cave joins our board. A very warm welcome to the team Caroline and Phil.

Maternity development

On 14th November 2017 Baroness Cumberlege, who led the National Maternity Review, visited East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust to launch the maternity development undertaken by Beautiful Information.

A pathway that is traditionally dominated by paper is being transformed by Beautiful Information for expectant mothers and for hospital staff. For women, Beautiful Information has developed the MOMA app to replace the paper guidance that is given out by GPs, midwives and hospitals: it will contain a wide-ranging set of data on local services and national information from the details of midwife-led birthing centres to video links on how to breastfeed.

With one in five mothers or babies visiting emergency departments in the month after birth, there is considerable opportunities to make ante and postnatal care safer and simpler for all. In hospitals, Beautiful Information is transforming the maternity pathway from the introduction of an electronic referral system through live Patient Tracking Lists for midwives through to electronic whiteboards for labour wards and postnatal care.

To find out more contact us

Know who you need to call to get patients flowing again in your hospital

Read more about how our Operational Control Centre (OCC) app has brought greater efficiency to East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust.

The first 24 trusts transition to “live”

Well done to the 24 trusts which have already transitioned to “live” and which have already completed the process, submitting and validating real SitRep metrics via the NHSI data collections portal. By 15 December 2017, NHSI’s expectation is that 100 of the 138 trusts within the programme will have completed the process, and NHSI has started to communicate transition dates to the live service directly with trusts.
Based on the below criterion, if you wish to transition to the “live” service prior to your scheduled transition date, and your trust fulfils the criterion below, please contact your Beautiful Information Account Manager.
If you have yet to submit test and real data, or request access to the new web portal, you now need to do this quickly. To transition to the “live” service, you will need to:
  • submit data on a daily basis to both the “test/current” and “live/new” (Okta) portals
  • validate this data (along with any manual returns) on a daily basis to both the “test/current” and “live/new” (Okta) portals
  • check that the data matches on both the “test/current” and “live/new” (Okta) portals. This is important as to transition to the “live” service, your trust will need to demonstrate matching data in both portals over a period of 7 days. NHSI allows for some discrepancies, which are inevitable.

If you have any questions please contact your Beautiful Information Account Manager in the first instance, or email

Contact us to find out more about how we can save your organisation time and money on regular reporting.