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MiDoS Directory of Services

This is a directory of services (DoS) information search tool which will enable care navigators to search for a wide range of health, community and voluntary services across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (CAP).  

This is a web-based search tool linked with a variety of service directories to allow users to search for local services via postcode and free text or service area (Mental Health or Social Care).

Why has MiDoS been introduced?

Following the roll out of the Care Navigation programme, the need for a central DoS became clear very quickly.  As a result, the CCG has worked in partnership with local practices and care navigation champions to develop and pilot the MiDoS search tool.

The aim of this tool is to -

  • Facilitate care navigation within primary care
  • Reduce the time spent looking for appropriate services
  • Provide a central, up to date directory for the whole of CAP
  • Assist staff to get patients seen by the right service, first time

Who can use MiDoS?

To begin with this search tool will be accessed via practice desktops for the use of health professionals such as care navigators and receptionists.  Each practice will be set up with an online MiDoS account with a shared username and password.

The general public cannot currently use MiDoS webtool, however, a MiDoS app is in development which would allow patients to access this search tool supporting independence and self-care.  The utility of this tool is currently under review.

How will MiDoS be maintained and kept up to date?

The service information comes from a range of sources from the NHS Pathways DoS, Local Authority and Voluntary Sector databases.  

The DoS will be managed, maintained and continually updated centrally via the CCG DoS leads.  There is a feedback process in place where issues, questions and proposals for further developments can be raised with the CCG DoS Leads.  

Intuiti Solutions Ltd will maintain the technical elements and provide support as needed.

When will MiDoS be available?

This search tool will be made available to practices as a tool kit over the summer of 2018.  

In preparation for this roll out we have arranged a series of demonstrations across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough –

 Venue Area  Date  Time 
Monkfield Medical
Practice - CB23 6HL
 Cambridge  17 July 10-11am
Monkfield Medical
Practice - CB23 6HL
 17 July
Bretton Medical
Centre – PE3 8DT
 Peterborough 18 July 11.30-12.30pm
Bretton Medical
Centre – PE3 8DT
 Peterborough 18 July 1.30-2.30pm
 Bretton Medical
Centre – PE3 8DT
 Peterborough 19 July  11.30-12.30pm
 Bretton Medical
Centre – PE3 8DT
 Peterborough 19 July 1.30-2.30pm
The Woodland Surgery – CB2 1LR  Cambridge 20 July  10 – 11am
The Woodland Surgery – CB2 1LR  Cambridge 20 July  12pm – 1pm
Boroughbury Medical Centre – PE1 2EJ  Peterborough 24 July  10am – 11am
Boroughbury Medical Centre – PE1 2EJ  Peterborough 24 July  12pm – 1pm
Oak Tree Centre – PE29 7HN  Huntingdon 25 July  11-12noon
Oak Tree Centre – PE29 7HN  Huntingdon 25 July  12noon-1pm
Boroughbury Medical Centre – PE1 2EJ  Peterborough 27 July   10-11am
The Woodland Surgery – CB2 1LR  Cambridge 27 July   12noon-1pm

In addition to a live demonstration, we will also be providing Care Navigation flyers and posters for practices to take away.  These resources will support the Care Navigator role and explain why receptionists are asking questions.  

If your practice would be interested attending a MiDoS demonstration, then please email capccg.primarycare@nhs.net with:

  • The delegate name
  • The date and venue of the session they wish to attend

Places are limited so please book yours quickly.