What data sharing agreement (DSA) is in place allowing the CDRC to be used outside of the NENC region?
Data is not shared so a DSA is not required.
Who owns the Intellectual Property (IP) for the CDRC templates?
To safeguard the reliability of the templates NECS perform clinical hazard reviews and quality assurance on all templates before they are made available for use, they consequently own the IP. Developed resources are not for commercial gain and are made available under a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive licence to any health and social care organisation providing care to citizens within the UK.
Is evidence available in support of the CDRC templates and that they can improve patient outcomes?
Yes, the QASI evaluation is a useful example. The team will continue to ascertain user feedback and evaluate the effectiveness of the resources. include a link to be uploaded when available.
Do I require permission from the CDRC before being able to use the templates within my organisation?
How do you ensure that clinical content is kept up to date?
There is a clinical input into each and every template created. When new national guidance becomes available – we will endeavour to incorporate these into the resources within a timely manner. We warmly welcome all suggestions for resource updates where new guidance becomes available so please let us know if you are aware of a recent regional/national guideline which is not currently integrated into the resource using our contact us page.
Do you have permission from SystmOne and EMIS to host the CDRC templates on their clinical systems?
Both companies have been commissioned by NHSE to allow local GPs to create, amend and distribute templates at their discretion. Permission is therefore not required from either company.
Can you modify the templates to fit with local/regional pathways?
There are two ways of doing this:
1: Requests can be made to the CDRC team for local customisation e.g. allowing localised information from specific areas to be obtained. Clinical time to develop amendments would be a consideration.
2: Individual organisations can copy, modify and save resources for their own use however, due to ongoing changes in clinical guidelines we strongly advise against this.
Is there a governance structure in place for the CDRC?
Yes, we have a steering group consisting of representation from senior key collaborative partners from across the region. They provide specialist advice, guidance and ensure the project complies with NHS regulations.
My current clinical template/search provider works fine, and my organisation likes it – why should I switch to the CDRC?
You do not have to switch to CDRC. You may continue to use all searches already available to you by your provider. In addition, you are welcome to use as many or as little of the CDRC templates as you decide appropriate.
What is the long-term funding, and sustainability plan for the CDRC?
CDRC is a collaborative joint program between the Academic Health Science Network North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) and the North England Commissioning Support Unit (NECS). Both are not for profit organisations and provide staffing to ensure the development of the program. Additionally, we have funding from the Innovation Technology Payment (ITP), Digital First and NHS Northern Cancer Alliance. A business case for a long-term sustainability model is being formed.