Salisbury Foundation Trust

FOI_5715

Internal Reference Number: FOI_5715

Date Request Received: 03/07/2020 09:31:58

Date Request Replied To: 15/07/2020 11:03:09

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Request Summary: Application/Software Development, Websites & Technical innovation

Request Category: Researcher

 
Question Number 1:
Does your Trust have teams/departments that handle any of the following: Application/Software Development, Websites, Technical innovation? Yes/No, If Yes please name these teams/departments:
 
Answer To Question 1:
Development team, informatics
 
Question Number 2:
How many members are in these teams/departments? And what roles are the teams/departments made up of?
 
Answer To Question 2:
1 x BI architect
5 x software developers
1 x interface engineer
1 x Web editor
 
Question Number 3:
What technologies do the teams/departments use? For example: HTML5, C#, SQL, .NET Core 2.0
 
Answer To Question 3:
HTML5, C#, SQL, .Net Core, Javascript, React, Postgres, Linux
 
Question Number 4:
Are the developments of the teams/departments open source? Yes/No, If Yes, please give any details you may be able to disclose regarding this.
 
Answer To Question 4:
Yes for website
 
Question Number 5:
What software methodology do the teams/departments use?
 
Answer To Question 5:
A blend of Incremental Development and Agile.
 
Question Number 6:
Do the teams/departments develop front facing service user websites/apps? Yes/No, If Yes, please give any details you may be able to disclose regarding this.
 
Answer To Question 6:
Yes, development of the Trust website and our eObservation application
 
Question Number 7:
Do the teams/departments work with clinical staff to formulate any innovative ideas they may have? Yes/No, If Yes, please give any details you may be able to disclose regarding this.
 
Answer To Question 7:
When there are requirements/gaps that clinical teams would like to consider an in house development, the team will help scope this out.
 
Question Number 8:
Have the teams/departments ever gone for external tenders for healthcare system developments? Yes/No, If Yes, please give any details you may be able to disclose regarding this.
 
Answer To Question 8:
Yes, hospital wayfinding app
 
Question Number 9:
Have the teams/departments ever done developments for other trusts/external entities? Yes/No, If Yes, please give any details you may be able to disclose regarding this.
 
Answer To Question 9:
No
 
Question Number 10:
Have the teams/departments ever sold a development it has produced commercially? Yes/No, If Yes, please give any details you may be able to disclose regarding this.
 
Answer To Question 10:
No
 
Question Number 11:
Have the teams/departments ever attempted to secure an innovation grant? Yes/No If Yes, please give any details you may be able to disclose regarding this.
 
Answer To Question 11:
No
 
Question Number 12:
Were the teams/departments used during the COVID-19 crisis? Yes/No If Yes, please give any details you may be able to disclose regarding this. If No, why wasn’t it used?
 
Answer To Question 12:
The team continued business as usual during Covid
 
Question Number 13:
Does your service provide mental health services? Yes/No If Yes, have the teams/departments been involved in developing these digitally/online?
 
Answer To Question 13:
No
 
Question Number 14:
Do the teams/departments feel they have good visibility within the Trust regarding the services they can offer? Yes/No, please give any details you may be able to disclose regarding this.
 
Answer To Question 14:
Partially yes through a change process and historical relationships, senior leadership through CIO
 
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