Year Zero

Creating a critical mass of citizens who can become active managers of their own health and care by providing them with the digital tools that allow them to own, reflect on, learn from, use and share their health information with professionals, friends, family and carers

Year Zero is a three year programme supported by the Technology Strategy Board and Department of Health as part of the dallas programme to deliver telehealth, telecare and assisted living at scale.

The program is a partnership between five leading NHS providers and four innovative companies: Illumina Digital, NHS Local, Liverpool Community Health Trust, South Warwickshire Foundation Trust, Moray Community Health and Social Care Partnership and the Rotherham Foundation Trust, Sitekit, Kameleon, Maverick and Microsoft. The program brings together expertise in healthcare, design, media and technology with the aim of developing user-centred tools for digital patients which can deliver new digital healthcare services. Their collective aim is to start a revolution in health services with citizens taking greater control of their own health and wellbeing; transforming the relationship between patients and health care professionals in much the same way as has happened in retail banking and travel over the past ten years.

This program is in line with the recent government Mandate which states that the NHS must achieve a significant increase in the use of technology to help people manage their health and care.

In particular, the Government expects that by March 2015 everyone who wishes will be able to get online access to their own health records held by their GP; everyone will be able to have secure electronic communication with their GP practice with the option of e-consultations becoming much more widely available and that those with long-term conditions should be better supported by telehealth and telecare to enable them to manage and monitor their condition at home.

Year Zero will achieve its aims by creating a suite of innovative digital services and apps each of which will be supported by, or interact with, an individual's Personal Health Record (PHR) – an online record owned by the patient, allowing them to add and organise personal health information, as well as to integrate health records from different providers, and share this with other individuals and institutions at will. Products currently being rolled out through Year Zero include eRedbook a digital version of the familiar Redbook (the Personal Child Health Record) and personalised care planning tool A Better Plan, which is due for public release this summer.

Year Zero are currently running a beta test of their innovative "a better plan", which helps people:

  • Reflect on their health and current situation

  • Record measurements directly from a variety of devices

  • Monitor medicines compliance and benefits

  • Monitor their health and well-being over time

  • Create and review action plans

  • Share safely

For more information on a better plan visit: https://www.abetterplan.co.uk/

Year Zero News

Thu 12 Nov 2015

dallas – Delivering Innovation for Health and Wealth

Nov 12 / 10:45 until Dec 09 / 17:00

We’ve been there, seen it and done it. Now we're sharing the dallas story. dallas has delivered Three years ago, Innovate UK – the government's innovation agency – launched a large-scale...

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Videos from Skye

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Introducing the Vitality Health Hub to The King’s Fund Digital Health and Care Congress

On June 16th Robin Vickers will be introducing the Vitality Health Hub developed by the dallas Year Zero project to the main plenary audience at The Kings Fund Digital Health and Care...

Britain's Nurses covers Year Zero's Better Plan and PHRs

Great article describing Personal Health Records (PHRs) and Year Zero's Better Plan in this week's edition of Britain's Nurses.  Read the article here .

300 Liverpool families use eRedbook

Nearly 300 families are using Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust’s electronic version of the Redbook children’s health record.  Read the full story in E-Health Insider at ...

Year Zero Videos

eRedbook Case Studies

The eRedbook is the UK's first digital Personal Child Health Record, enabling parents and cliniciansto access and effectively manage a child's healthcare from day one.

Read about some of our patient's thoughts and experiences about the eRedbook.

Danielle's Experience

Kerri's Experience

Anonymous User Experience