How to transform MSK and gastroenterology elective care
The Elective Care Transformation Programme is holding four lunchtime webinars to guide commissioners and providers through its handbooks and case studies setting out new approaches in MSK/orthopaedics and gastroenterology.
They will feature learning from the 100 Day Challenge process undertaken by three local health systems in the two specialties. The three 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 1.00pm: Introduction to the handbooks and specialty based transformation in elective care
- 21 February 11.00am: Repeat of the Introduction to the handbooks and speciality based transformation in elective care
- 21 February 1.00pm: Rethinking referrals in MSK and Gastroenterology Elective Care
- 28 February 1.00pm: Shared decision making and self-management in MSK and Gastroenterology in Elective Care
- 7 March 1.00pm: Transforming Outpatients in MSK and Gastroenterology Elective Care.
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.”