Brave AI

This practice is using “Brave AI” which helps staff to identify vulnerable patients who may otherwise go under the radar.

Following a successful pilot in care homes in Somerset which reduced resident falls by 35%, attendances to Emergency Departments by 60% and ambulance call outs by 8.7% the Brave AI device will be rolled out to over 30 areas in the South West in 2024.

By using a machine learning (AI) algorithm to look for patterns in registered patients’ records, the technology assesses an individual’s risk of unplanned hospital admission in the next year.

Integrated neighbourhood teams of nurses, pharmacists, therapists, health coaches, social prescribers and doctors then use the information to reach out to those in need.

They can then offer to put in place personalised support and create a personalised care and support plan. This may includeother ways of working setting up remote health monitors, offering apps to self-report wellbeing, or linking up with voluntary groups or classes to avoid loneliness.

To find out more about how the tool works and what this means for you, please visit NHS Somerset website.  If you would like to speak to someone in person please speak to the Practice Manager.