Verto 365 is supporting the development of Integrated Care Systems (ICS)

With Verto 365, Integrated Care Systems can streamline the project management process from start to finish within Microsoft Teams as an approved app for NHSmail users

Local partnerships to improve health and care

NHS organisations and local councils in England have joined forces to coordinate services to operate for the health of the population, allowing people to live healthier lives and get the care and treatment they need, in the right place, at the right time.

This means every part of the NHS, public health, and social care systems are being asked to seek out ways to connect, communicate, and collaborate to meet the new standards set by the government. It will require health and care services, local government, NHS bodies, and others to work ever more closely together.

Following the uptake of Microsoft Teams across the health, and much of the wider public sector, we developed Verto 365, which sees the whole Verto tool kit fully embedded within Teams. Now ICS workforces can manage their day-to-day activities and projects directly from within Teams without having to sign into another system. Furthermore, the Verto 365 app has now been approved, alongside only a handful of others, for use immediately by anyone using NHSmail without any further approval needed or set up by IT departments.

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Verto 365 is now available for use for all NHSmail users

Verto 365 has been approved by the NHS Technical Design Authority for NHSmail users to install and begin using Microsoft Teams as a complete work management solution. Start saving time and work smarter.

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The integration challenge doesn’t need to be challenging!

Verto 365 is meeting this challenge by providing a versatile work collaboration platform which connects ICS partners

Verto can provide each ICS member organisation with their own site to manage work, projects, and programmes locally, whilst connecting them to a regional ICS platform for joint working and reporting when needed.  

Verto has established long-term relationships from working with clients within the healthcare sector over many years. This deep understanding of the sector means Verto 365’s capabilities reach far beyond just what the software itself can provide. Verto 365 is currently utilised by many NHS organisations across the UK. Read more about the work we have done with businesses such as Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and others within our success stories. Verto is also a trusted partner within many of the UK’s local government bodies. 

Verto 365 is a system that grows as it is needed and fits into any environment with an understanding of working alongside current processes that work well. Verto 365 can help form the connections needed between the local and health organisations simply, to make the change, work.  

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Verto 365 is the solution

Verto 365 is a collaboration tool that delivers complete flexibility for a connected workforce. The platform supports the need for a joined-up approach to improving communication and transparency and is already the chosen partner within many NHS and healthcare organisations across the UK.

The technology allows communication to flow freely across departments and project teams via the cloud-based functionality, providing staff with information faster and the ability to connect across wider teams. Verto 365’s tools collate data from various existing systems used in the workplace and succinctly amalgamate it in one central hub allowing for standardisation. From there it is easy to track, manage and report on. Crucially, for the Integrated Care Systems, Verto 365 allows access and the sharing of working documents needed for cross-functionality projects across separate organisations, while each holding its own customised version of Verto 365.

Using Verto 365, ICS member organisations can operate dynamically to align with changing priorities and to suit the varying styles and local characteristics. It is scalable, so the platform can be built to meet exact requirements at each specific stage of the collaboration journey. Verto 365’s collaboration tools can scale up or down quickly as the ICS NHS body takes shape and its requirements change.

Our UK-based support team offers a ‘no-barriers’ approach and are there to help during times of the day that suit UK-based organisations, not just at the point of sale. Verto 365’s team is large enough to handle any challenge but small enough to provide personal levels of support.

What Integrated Care Systems can expect from Verto 365

Verto 365 provides end-to-end project management tools, whether you are planning for the next meeting or orchestrating company-wide initiatives.

Verto 365 allows for a fast set-up where data from existing systems can be inputted quickly with help from our team. Data and records can then be stored and managed in one centralised hub. The platform can be organised in the way that best suits the organisation, with specific stages and approvals set as needed and information to flow to the right people at the right time.

A team using the Verto system to the benefit of their project management
  • Issues or risks within the workflow can be spotted easily and tracked to prevent delays or errors. When a risk is flagged, the right people or teams are notified. The risks can be tracked at a programme, project or individual level or can be measured based on competing timelines, for example. It is completely customisable depending on the requirements of the work being undertaken.
  • Plans can be visually mapped using the interactive Gantt chart feature. Pull plans from MSProject to easily filter and drill down within the chart to access and amend parts of your project, bringing you up the data you need to see from a particular point, quickly.    
  • Dependency mapping tools provide a comprehensive mapping tool called VertoSense, to help you see what impacts your project risk is having on another milestone.   
  • Notifications can be set and customised to update you when you would like. Similarly, notifications can be set at a team level so members can be held accountable for their actions.   
  • Budget management software to track cost benefits is available that holds powerful integration technology across several financial operating tools. Full transparency, improved governance and accuracy is gained by holding all financial data on Verto. 
  • Document management functionality allows all project work to be stored in one centralised hub for teams to access, manage and work on online so updates are instant and there for everyone to see without delays. The unlimited cloud-based storage solution reduces duplication of work and a full audit trail is available to access older or changed versions to make collaboration simple across organisations. 
  • Resource management can track team member time and help assess, visually, their time restraints and availability. Likewise, timesheet tools can also be performed within Verto 365 to show time allocated vs actual time spent. The system will pull project data through, linking it to the correct team member, saving time and effort. Finally, performance management can pull together complete project data to measure against pre-set KPIs while also being able to track against other organisations. 
  • Powerful dashboards provide a snapshot of how the work is progressing in the moment and allow users to track processes, identify risks and see everything in one place. All data inputted into the Verto 365 system is automatically delivered into a dashboard, which is then customisable, from choosing the layout and widgets that best suit your project and team.  
  •   Standardised reporting. With one tool housing data from multiple systems and sources, pulling reports takes less time and the information is harmonised. Reports are visually appealing, show risks/issues instantly and provide a level of transparency across the teams, organisations and stakeholders who require them.
  • Simple and effective tools for managing activities within a project such as Kanban boards are available for the day-to-day user. Allocate tasks, retain information, set deadlines, and store documents for specific activities and see progress of activities through to completion in an agile way and see all information from these boards automatically pull through into a dashboard to help you keep track of it all.

We have 1000’s of Teams using our tools across the public sector

With the flexibility of the Verto system, developing our local instances in partnership with TMI has enabled the development of a virtual team across organisations within our Health and Care System. This is key for the future in terms of integrated working and system development.

— STP Programme Manager – Herefordshire and Worcestershire