Issue one


SHAPE Project Spotlight

A web enabled toolkit for
PCN Estates Planning

Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are using a new, dedicated data toolkit to help forward plan, analyse data and enable commissioners to make informed decisions about future funding allocations.  

The digital toolkit provides PCNs with a consistent way of creating estates strategies, by prepopulating data including key statistics on population projections, demographics and the impact that will have on GP contact rates. 

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Reducing healthcare inequalities for communities

SHAPE is helping to support a national NHS approach to reducing healthcare inequalities.

Core20PLUS5 focuses on preventative strategies to support the most deprived and vunerable communities.

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New GP Catchment Check

A new software tool has been designed to help GP practices quickly establish whether a patient is eligible to join its list. 

Catchment Check uses SHAPE data mapping technology to determine where a patient lives in relation to the GP practice they wish to join.

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GP Catchment

"SHAPE is helping us to achieve a more efficient method of evaluating space requests and development opportunities."

Dan Hickson NHS South East London ICB

SHAPE showcased at
NHS Confed Expo

The team behind SHAPE were at the NHS Confed Expo in Manchester, showcasing exciting new products and demonstrating how its data analysis and insight can help inform effective decision making.

Parallel Data Intelligence, the developers of SHAPE, attended the two day conference where they had lots of thought-provoking discussions with people from across the NHS about how visualising their data can help with future estates and service planning.

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Enabling collaboration across One Public Estate

Public sector partners across the country are using SHAPE Services to develop joint approaches to tackle inequalities as part of the Government’s Levelling Up agenda and drive for One Public Estate (OPE).

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Advisory forum launched
to steer future direction

A SHAPE Advisory Forum has been launched to ensure the application is the best it can be for all users, both now and in the future.  

The independent advisory group will be made up of representatives from Parallel, the Department for Health and Social Care, Integrated Care Systems and Local Authorities. 

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New user group SHAPE Community to drive new features

The team behind SHAPE has announced the launch of ‘SHAPE Community’ to exclusively review and input into feature development. 

The user group will be called upon to review and test products ahead of their roll out, whilst informing new features and useful datasets required to ensure SHAPE continues to align with public service priorities.

SHAPE Services