ODT Hub Programme
The ODT Hub Programme describes a five-year programme of change, into 2020, which transforms our current donation and transplantation processes.
Taking Organ Transplantation to 2020 gave a commitment to significantly increase numbers of organ donors and transplants. With this, we need to strengthen and develop our processes and systems, and this is what the ODT Hub programme aims to do.
One of the ways of meeting this challenge is by creating an ODT Hub, which organises activities that support people working across ODT making processes simpler, safer and more supportive.
What have we achieved so far?
- We have safely implemented new Heart and Lung Allocation Schemes using new IT systems. This has involved developing a new technology platform to ensure that donated organs are safely matched to the most suitable recipients. This is already saving and improving lives by ensuring the recipients in greatest need, and for whom a transplant will give the greatest benefit, are given priority and are offered an organ.
- We have designed, built and tested a referral and assessment pilot across several regions. This accompanies the ongoing work undertaken with our Specialist Nurse – Organ Donation (SN-OD) teams and transplant colleagues in ensuring donor characterisation is continuously refined in order to standardise and simplify the referral process.
- We have Designed and are developing “Transplant List” - a replacement for ODT Online - and are developing a multi Solid Organ Offering prototype. Transplant list will make things simpler by giving transplant coordinators the ability to do a registration in real time, dealing with any validation problems themselves. This should mean fewer phone calls and hand-offs, simplifying processes.
- Working with colleagues across organ donation and transplantation, we will formally open the ODT Hub on 25 September 2017 to coincide with central management of heart and lung offering.
- We intend to provide Liver Transplant Centres with the ability to register and maintain their waiting lists directly on the Hub platform.
- We will plan how the Hub can support the Referral and Assessment of potential donors.
- We will deliver the existing Liver Allocation schemes (Adult, Paediatric, DBD and DCD) and the new Adult DBD Liver Allocation scheme on the new platform for live use. Under the new offering scheme, the liver will be offered to a named patient most in need of the transplant and with the greatest chance of long term survival, rather than on a regional basis, as is currently the case.