As many hospitals have redeployed colleagues who would normally support the submission and data checking processes to other areas, PHIN believes it would not be appropriate to refresh the measures and disadvantage those hospitals. It will also be flagged to visitors to the website that we have taken this decision to allow hospitals to focus their energies into supporting the NHS.
In the meantime, hospitals can continue to submit data to PHIN and we will maintain all reports via the Portal as normal. Consultants can also continue to review their data reports, verify their data measures, create profiles and submit their fee information to PHIN.
Director of Member Services, Jonathan Finney, says:
However, consultants are still able to visit the PHIN Portal to update their profiles and submit their fee information, and since we relaunched the Portal in March we’ve been delighted to see over 800 consultants logon. Consultants are also still able to review and sign-off their measures, however there will be some lag with some of the data as hospitals focus their resources on Covid-19.
If any consultants are keen to engage with PHIN over this time, we want them to know that we are here to support them.”
There is further information and FAQs available for hospitals and consultants on PHIN’s Portal.