Production of a HM Treasury Green Book compliant programme business case to enable development of an integration with NHS App.
NHS England’s Transformation Directorate is responsible for accelerating digital transformation across the NHS, and the Wayfinder programme was established under NHSX, which as of April 2022, integrated with the Transformation Directorate at NHS England.
The purpose of the Wayfinder programme is to deliver a solution that enables patients and carers to access information about secondary care referrals and their elective care via the NHS App or NHS Login. The main driver for this capability is the growing elective care waiting list and the need to keep people informed and empowered to manage their elective care pathway. This initiative was endorsed by the Secretary of State for Health & Social Care.
To enable approval of programme spend, the programme team required support to produce a HM Treasury Green Book compliant three-year business case, using the five-case model.
We worked closely with the Wayfinder programme team to produce the information required for the business case. This involved:
An investment of £30.3m to enable implementation of the preferred option was approved by NHS England Transformation Directorate’s Delivery Oversight & Assurance Board and NHS England Investment Committee. The programme has now progressed to Year 1 of implementation with initial launch of the NHS App integration planned from Autumn 2022.