From December 2020, the EDDI platform will enable NHS 111 providers to give patients a time slot for emergency department appointments.
The system will allow the emergency department to define their capacity by knowing the number of patients that can arrive at a certain time.
The EDDI is a web-based platform that can be accessed via any modern web browser. Patient information, including the clinical triage, will be sent via NHS 111 ITK CDA referral messages to the EDDI from 111 telephone and online systems.
The booking of the arrival time will be done using the UEC Care Connect booking standard.