How to transform MSK and gastroenterology elective care
We held four webinars to guide commissioners and providers through our handbooks and case studies. The documents set out new approaches to elective care in MSK/orthopaedics and gastroenterology. You can see recordings of them below.
They feature learning from the 100 Day Challenge process undertaken by four local health systems in the two specialties. The local health systems tested interventions aimed at improving elective care referrals and outpatient arrangements and boosting self-management and shared decision-making in MSK/orthopaedics and gastroenterology.
- 14 February: Introduction to the handbooks and specialty based transformation in elective care: This first webinar, held on 14 February, provides an introduction to the ECTP, the 100 day rapid day testing challenge and the handbooks and associated case studies. They focus on innovation around referrals, shared decision-making and outpatient arrangements for elective care for MSK/orthopaedics and gastroenterology.
- 21 February: Rethinking referrals in MSK and Gastroenterology Elective Care: This second webinar, held on 21 February, focusses on how GPs, CCGs and their partners can reshape referrals in elective care for MSK/orthopaedics and gastroenterology.
- 28 February 2018: Shared decision making and self-management in MSK and Gastroenterology in Elective Care
- 7 March 2018: Transforming Outpatients In MSK & Gastroenterology Elective Care
Clinical commissioning groups and their partners who are interested in transforming elective care in general medicine, neurology and radiology should express their interest by 16 May.
The Elective Care Transformation Programme (ECTP) is seeking expressions of interest from local healthcare economies to participate in Wave 5 of their work.
Interested organisations can take part in an ECTP webex at 1pm on 25 April to learn more.
The work involves rapid testing interventions designed to slow the growth of referrals and improve outpatient arrangements in the three specialties. This would suit organisations already working together across these elective care pathways.
Six clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) joined our recent webex to find out how they can take part in Wave 4 of our 100 day testing challenge.
During Wave 4, clinicians will choose and test interventions intended to slow the growth of referrals, improve outpatient arrangements and promote shared decision-making in respiratory services, general surgery and gynaecology.
With Wave 2 having just got underway and Wave 3 beginning next month, there’s still time for your CCG or local health system to talk to us about taking part in Wave 4 – which begins in May. Contact email@example.com for more information.
The initiative would suit partnerships of organisations already working together across the elective care pathway. Our experience from the first three waves suggests that the rapid learning process works best on a smaller geographical scale rather than at an entire STP level.
ECTP director Dr Linda Charles-Ozuzu said: “Clinicians lead our work from the front – they select the interventions they want to test locally. At just 100 days, each wave of testing is intense but we make sure local partnerships have the resources and support they need to stand the best chance of transforming elective care referrals and outpatient appointments in the particular specialties they are focussing on.”