Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals adopt the Isla Visual Record to deliver better care

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the top ranked and top performing hospital trusts in the UK, employing more than 6,000 staff over two main hospital sites, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and across 12 community-based clinics within North West London.

Chelsea and Westminster has a track record of driving innovation within the NHS and we are delighted to be supporting the Trust through delivering the visual component to the medical record across multiple specialties. A couple are highlighted below however this list grows each week!

Dermatology: The team have been using Isla extensively to deliver care remotely. The platform is used to get an immediate, high quality image for initial consultations, often whilst on the phone with the patient or for conditions such as Eczema, Psoriasis and Acne is automatically requesting updated images each week to monitor the condition over time.

Burns and Plastics: Chelsea and Westminster Hospital provide specialist burns care for the people in greater London and the south east of England. The team have launched the Isla platform in order to improve their ability to monitor patients remotely and respond quickly to changes in a patient’s condition

Podiatric Surgery, Neurology, Sexual Health and others…

 

What Clinicians at Chelsea and Westminster say

 

Dr Claire Fuller, Consultant Dermatologist and Medical Director of the International Foundation for Dermatology

“The ISLA team really “get it” with respect to the realities and needs of image management in clinical practice and how this can transform virtual practice and reduce hospital visits for patients. They are flexible, responsive and a pleasure to deal with.”

Kate Attrill, Clinical Lead Therapist for Burns and Plastics

“We have great examples of Isla supporting our patient pathway. A patient had combination therapy for scarring, and was set up on Isla to take a picture every week. After 6 weeks she had a small area of tissue breakdown. Since we had been tracking on Isla, the Consultant was able to see the full progression remotely. There was little change up to the last photo, and then the deterioration happened really quickly. We would never have had that previously. The patient was able to update dressings from home and didn’t even need to come in and is now fully healed.”