Benefits & Features

Overview screen

EMS+ is a web-based tool that displays the status of health and social care organisations across the region, making it easier for ambulance crews, emergency departments, urgent care centres and other provider settings to support each other through busy periods. EMS+ allows hospitals and ambulance services to share real-time data to support surge management. Care homes and community beds use the system to upload the number of available beds by type, cost and location enabling decisions on care to be made at the right time.

Login & home screens

EMS+ is a web based tool available through a secure connection at https://emsplus.nhs.uk. On both Apple and Android devices, we have a handy app! Just search for EMSPlus in your app store.

Menu & profile screens

Once you are granted access to EMS+, you can manage your profile giving you the flexibility to switch notifications on and off. This means that you will only see escalation level alerts or bed availability updates when you need to see them. The menu screen gives you access to many features of EMS+ including a whole system view of operational pressures, care homes and community bed availability, OPEL levels, live data and much more.

Bed availability screens

The Bed Tracker was designed to support patient flow by providing a platform for the health economy to share bed availability data for health and social care providers (care homes, community services, mental health etc) and, in turn, reduce delayed transfers of care. EMS+ not only makes data available for discharge teams and providers across the health economy but also shares data with NHS England’s digital portal, helping providers to find care home places.

Escalation screens

EMS+ offers a transparent daily view of health and social care service pressures, using regional agreed triggers to support with live A&E and ambulance data. The escalation levels support reporting OPEL (Operation Pressure Escalation Levels) and are an integral part of local surge plans.

Training & Development

Timescale: 1-2 weeks

We will help you to communicate the purpose and benefits of EMS+ to your stakeholders by first mapping them and then sharing ready-made comms materials.

Timescale: 2-3 weeks

As EMS+ is a web and app-based system, there is virtually no overhead on IT and digital support teams. So, as long as your end-users have a modern web browser or Apple/Android device, they are good to go! If you have purchased our live data feeds our technical team will work with your providers on establishing the feeds and signing up to the relevant DSAs.

Timescale: 4-6 weeks

We realise customers like to work in different ways, so we offer a range of training approaches to suit your providers and CCGs. We will develop a tailored training plan that includes face-to-face sessions, ‘train the trainer’, webinars, videos and training guides.

Timescale: Ongoing

Now that EMS+ is set up, users and stakeholders will be ready to get going with it and take advantage of all the benefits that it brings. Our support doesn’t end there, however. We offer responsive 7am – 10pm support, 7 days a week, meaning all users are just one call or email away from the help they need. We’ll involve you in the development of new innovations through an annual customer forum and when new features come online, we’ll provide relevant training – all part of the service you have bought from us.

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Kingston House

438-450 High Street
West Bromwich
West Midlands
B70 9LD

0300 404 2999
  • Heron House

Midlands and Lancashire CSU
120 Grove Road
Stoke on Trent
ST4 4LX

0300 404 2999

Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Towers Business Park
Rugeley
WS15 1UL

0300 404 2999
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Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Lancashire Business Park
Leyland
Lancashire
PR26 6TR

01772 214200
Bevan House

3rd Floor
Stephenson Way
Wavertree Technology Park
Wavertree
Merseyside
L13 1HN

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  • 1829 Building, Chester

1829 Building
Countess of Chester Health Park
Liverpool Road

01244 650 351

Hamilton Street
Birkenhead
Merseyside
CH41 5AL

0151 514 2335 EXT 1487
Cardinal Square

3rd Floor North Point,
10 Nottingham Road,
Derby DE1 3QT
East Midlands

01332 868700
St Johns House

St Johns House
30 East Street
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE1 6NB
United Kingdom

0121 611 0100
Wildwood

Drive
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR5 2LG