Announcing Our Industry-First Software for First Contact Practitioners

At Clarity, our goal is to develop technology that allows those working across GP practices and Primary Care Networks to provide the best possible care for their patients. That is why we are incredibly proud to have partnered with Nottinghamshire’s Primary Integrated Community Services (PICS) to create a first-of-its-kind career portfolio software for First Contact Practitioners.

Until October 2020, there was no formalised standard of practice or proof of capability to ensure the right level of patient care was being provided. Health Education England (HEE) have since introduced profession-specific roadmaps to practice for anyone working as or towards being a FCP, which sets out specific pathways to treat and care patients in primary care.

Clarity for FCPs is web-based software that helps streamline the process of documenting and evidencing against the required Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes (KSA) framework and profession-specific roadmaps to practice.

Our software makes it easier to access and add to a portfolio of lifelong learning, saving time for both practitioners and supervisors. We’ve linked it directly to learning resources, meaning busy practitioners don’t need to spend hours collating their evidence. We’ve also integrated the software with our Practice Management software – TeamNet – meaning any learning evidence collated in TeamNet will be populated in Clarity for FCPs too.

With our experience in creating streamlined portfolio software for GPs and nurses, we developed Clarity for FCPs in partnership with PICS – one of the largest employers of Primary Care Network FCPs in the country – so we could really understand what would make the learning journey of a FCP easier.

Owen Moore, Clinical Lead for First Contact Physiotherapists at PICS said: “This offering from Clarity is a game-changer for all FCPs across England.  The Clarity team have been brilliant.  Working together with practising clinicians in our team, Clarity and PICS have designed, built, and tested new software at meteoric speed. FCPs can now use a single-point recording of Skills, Knowledge and Attributes for Registration by next winter.

“The software is easy to use, and the ability to upload our learning on the go means we don’t have to think about it out of clinic time. The creation of a one-stop shop for learning makes our lives easier, and enables us to develop our careers in Primary Care whilst helping to treat and care for more people in our communities”.

Our Managing Director, David Taylor said: “We are delighted to be launching Clarity for FCPs, working with PICS and using our experience in creating streamlined portfolio software for GPs and Nurses, to create a new system for FCP colleagues. With the new governance in place, we hope we can take away the headache for both FCPs and GP practices, who may be asked to show evidence of clinician capability in their CQC inspections. Through the integration with TeamNet there are time saving benefits, so that FCPs can focus on providing care for patients.”

Clarity for FCPs is currently available to Physiotherapists, Paramedics, and Podiatrists with additional roadmaps for Dietitians and Occupational Therapists coming soon.