An Article in insight magazine - CMFT, March 2013

10 December 2012
A clinician at Trafford Healthcare NHS Trust, who created a web-based tool that collects patient reported outcome measures, wants to roll it out nationally.

PROMS 2.0, which is being used in 14 health organisations in the North West of England, was created by orthopaedic surgeon Dr Bibhas Roy.

“Our effort is now on creating a national network that will accept this as a clinical tool which is affecting patient care directly,” he told a PROMS Summit in Manchester last week.
— http://www.ehi.co.uk/news/EHI/8255/proms-developer-wants-national-roll-out
5 December 2011
The use of a web-based tool that collects patient reported outcome measures is being extended across the North West of England.
— http://www.ehi.co.uk/news/EHI/7374/trafford-proms-tool-used-more-widely
10 December 2012
The future of the national Patient Reported Outcome Measures programme is uncertain as the latest changes to the NHS take effect.

Speaking at a PROMS Summit in Manchester last week, Professor Nick Black from the Department of Health
National PROMS Operation Board said nobody really knows what will once the NHS Commissioning Board takes over from the Department of Health:
— http://www.ehi.co.uk/news/EHI/8254/last-night-of-the-proms_tcq
On a more clinical note, there was a fascinating talk on PROMS 2.0 by an inspirational consultant orthopaedic surgeon Bibhas Roy, who has developed a post-op online assessment tool.
— http://www.ehi.co.uk/insight/analysis/914/another-view:-neil-paul
21 June 2011
Doctors at Trafford General Hospital have developed and are piloting a web-based system to remotely capture patient reported outcome measures.
......... Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Bibhas Roy told eHealth Insider the system developed for the shoulder surgery unit at Trafford General also reduced unnecessary visits to the clinic.
— http://www.ehi.co.uk/news/acute-care/6963/trafford-docs-develop-proms-tool
9:00am Sunday 27th June 2010
A SURGEON from Trafford has emerged unscathed – and with £20,000 of funding – after venturing into the ‘Dragons’ Lair’.
— http://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/news/8233235.Surgeon___s_success_in_Dragons__Lair/
9th February 2011
A PIONEERING trial at Trafford General is saving shoulder surgery patients from making unnecessary trips back to hospital.
— http://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/news/8823705.Patients_saved_from_unnecessary_trips_to_hospital/
14th December 2011
AN innovation piloted by a Trafford surgeon is now being adopted by other NHS organisations in the region.
— http://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/news/whereyoulive/urmston/9397018.Trafford_surgeon___s_pilot_adopted_by_NHS_in_north_west/?ref=rss