The steps Leeds has taken to address the problem of around a thousand websites, from a multitude of organisations across the City, looking to provide health and care advice and signposting. By building a shared repository, which feeds websites via an open API, all of the city's websites can provide accurate, consistent, appropriate, trusted and up to date information to the people of Leeds and those working to support them. In addition to websites, this API can be consumed by other platforms, including health apps and Personal Health Records.
True partnership working has seen local and national NHS organisations, the local council and third sector collaborating to deliver a technical solution that benefits all of them and the people they support.
Linked closely with national work led by the LGA and the MCHLG in relation to the adoption of the Open Community standard, the LOOP model could be adopted by other localities and has the potential to provide national bodies such as DWP and NHS.UK with a trusted, standardised and localised feed.
Talk would include speakers from Leeds City Council, NHS Digital, mHabitat and local 3rd Sector.