Our story

Lister was created by two NHS Clinicians. Sophie, who is a Midwife by background and Dr Philip Alton, an Emergency Medicine fellow. Sophie and Phil joined forces on the NHS Entrepreneur programme who both individually identified the same problem. They understand the pressures within the ward environment and want to co-create a solution that supports the hardworking staff who are overworked and at capacity.

The problem

Regardless of digital transformation, clinicians still revert to a paper-based process as a way of managing their clinical care tasks. Alongside this, clinicians rely heavily on their memory and cognitive capabilities for the safe delivery of tasks.
At Lister we want to eradicate the use of time consuming paper based lists which often lead to tasks being lost, mismanaged or even forgotten. This outdated way of working can cause unnecessary pressure and stress for the clinician as well as negatively affecting the level of patient care provided and patient experience.

Why is this an issue?

Cognitive burden

Difficulty keeping up to date

Time spent managing task lists

Patient safety

Paper waste

Cognitive burden

Fear of forgetting tasks and information overload often contributes to mental fatigue and work-related stress. This has negative implications on burnout and the workforce retention crisis.

Difficulty keeping up to date

Paper lists often become illegible or messy and can prohibit the ability to have a clear task overview.

Time spent managing task lists

Currently, the average clinician spends up to 1 hour per shift updating and managing task lists. This is time that could instead be spent providing more outstanding patient care.

Patient safety

The delivery of time sensitive tasks heavily relies on human memory and cognitive capabilities. With a paper-based process, tasks are easily overlooked.

Paper waste

The current process negatively contributes to our current waste crisis, as well as creating a risk to data through lost and misplaced lists.

The solution

   Enter Lister. The dedicated and secure task management platform designed by clinicians, for clinicians.

   Lister is an easy-to-use platform which quickly captures clinical tasks in detail to manage, prioritise, complete and collaborate with others.

   This new way of working will replace the need for paper lists, free up mental capacity and reduce cognitive stress. Allowing you to end each shift without the nagging fear of something being missed.

  Our Co-design approach, led by clinical feedback and hours of user research, will help to ensure Lister’s solution is fit for purpose within the fast paced, clinical environment.

 

If you’d like to learn more about how Lister can be used at your organisation please get in touch.