LONDON, November 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Coordinate My Care (CMC), the NHS clinical service which provides digital urgent care planning across London has been shortlisted as one of only eight programmes across the country to receive recognition from the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) programme. The aim of the NIA programme is to deliver on the commitment detailed in the NHS' Five Year Forward View. It sets out to create the conditions and cultural change necessary for proven innovations to be adopted faster and more systematically through the NHS for demonstrable patient and population benefit. Each of the innovations are evidence-based and cost-saving and focus on providing solutions to key challenges facing the NHS, including better prevention of ill health, improved management of long term conditions and early intervention into diseases. Professor Julia Riley, Clinical Lead of CMC, says "As a service we have grown from an innovative project to a pan- London service and the idea of being recognised for this work at such an important level is very gratifying. The NIA recognition and the support it brings will give us the visibility and acceleration to improve our task of transforming behaviour and delivering more efficient and improved care for patients through digital technology." Currently CMC, which is hosted by The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, securely shares urgent care plans across London both in and out-of-hours, to GPs, community nurses, community palliative care teams, hospitals, hospices, social workers, London Ambulance Service, NHS 111 and care homes to ensure that all the health and social care professional teams involved in a patient's care are connected 24/7. Over 31,000 care plans have been created to date and the focus of the service in the coming year will be to increase its interoperability with other health and social care systems following a successful link up with the main GP IT system provider, EMIS Web. Furthermore the service will give patients the option to start their own care plans online which they can then discuss with their chosen healthcare professional to ensure their personal preferences as well as the clinical picture are all captured in one single urgent care plan.