SEND device
System for Electronic Notification and Documentation

System for Electronic Notification and Documentation

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SEND is the evidence-based, digital charting system for vital-signs observations in hospital and for the automatic calculation of Early Warning Scores (EWS).

SEND enables digital charting for vital-sign observations in hospital and the automatic calculation of Early Warning Scores to inform clinical decision making. The system has supported the clinical care of 200,000 patients to date in all the adult wards throughout the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and has already generated more than 33 million observations since January 2015.

The need for safe remote monitoring during the COVID-19 pandemic

As the need for remote health monitoring intensifies during the COVID-19 epidemic, Sensyne Health are developing and deploying products that enable patient groups to record their health information and be safely managed at home, clinicians to deliver continued contact and care, and healthcare organisations such as the NHS to reduce pressure on their resources.

Data generated from these products contributes to medical research aimed at predicting, diagnosing, treating and preventing a variety of conditions including COVID-19 infection.


Invented in the NHS
Invented in the NHS

Invented in the NHS for the NHS, as a direct response to a clinical need.Designed by clinicians to be faster than pen and paper.

Patient visability
Patient Visibility

At-a-glance information so clinician scan prioritise care to patients most in need. Digital charting enables remote access/monitoring.

Evidence based

An evidence-based, human factors approach has ensured clinician adoption in the NHS.

Real time tracking
Real-time Tracking

Real-time tracking information on observation timeliness and completion, available in PDF format.

Patient Safety
Increased Patient Safety

Positive Patient ID via wristband barcodes linked to clinician ID and patient record.

Supports Governance
Supports Governance

Electronic capture of data enables detailed auditing of care and outcomes while supporting clinical governance.

Tablet computers are used for data entry and mounted on the same stands as the physiological monitors used to measure patient vital signs. This extensively researched design is intended to minimise barriers to timely data entry and facilitate viewing of current and historical observations at the point of care whilst unshackling a clinician from a hand-held device to be able to give care. A clinician’s ‘at-a-glance’ dashboard can be accessed remotely and from the nurses station, to facilitate team-based working and enable clinicians to monitor and prioritise care to patients most in need.

SEND is classified as a Medical Device and is registered as such with the UK National Competent Authority (MHRA).

Designed by clinicians

Vital sign observations are recorded and displayed in real-time on a digital version of a standard chart. This means that clinical users can view trends as they are recording a new set of observations, just like they are used to.

Seeing the context lets nurses exercise their clinical judgement to spot when a supposedly normal vital sign is actually an early marker of deterioration.

Designed by Clinicians
Useful reporting

Simple and intuitive

Easy-to-read charts with a clear layout and familiar format, providing real-time EWS calculation to support clinical decision-making.


SEND supports important digital health and patient safety agendas; enabling better sharing of information to support, integrated, joined-up, continuous care. The system can be interoperable with your hospital EPR to support a complete patient record and audit trail.



Releasing time to care – The SEND pilot study* at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford has produced some compelling clinical validation and the system has supported the clinical care of over 200,000 patients to date in all the adult wards throughout the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

* Wong et al, Journal of the AMIA, 24(4), 2017, 717–721

30 percent reduction in time

30% reduction in time

to undertake a set of vital sign observations
Time released for nurses

Equivalent of 3.5 nurses

Time released for care per 24 hour period
Clinical observations

33 million observations

generated since January 2015
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