Events/webinars and webexes

Join NHS England’s Elective Care Transformation programme webinars to transform your gynaecology, respiratory and general surgery elective care

NHS England’s Elective Care Transformation Programme is holding a series of lunchtime webinar to guide you through the fourth wave of handbooks and case studies featuring gynaecology, respiratory and general surgery. They will feature learning from the ‘100 Day Challenge’ undertaken by four local health systems in all three specialties.

The handbooks provide a list of initiatives and actions that will support local health systems to transform elective care. This will ensure patients are seen by the right person, in the right place, first time.

If you would like to find out more information about how your organisation can manage the increasing demand for elective care services please visit the Elective Care Transformation Programme website.

Learning from Wave 4 of the Elective Care Development Collaborative: Gynaecology
Date: Tuesday 12 February 2019
Time: 13:30 to 15:00

Learning from Wave 4 of the Elective Care Development Collaborative: Respiratory
Date: Tuesday 19 February 2019
Time: 13:30 to 15:00

Join our programme webinars to transform your diabetes, dermatology and ophthalmology elective care

NHS England’s Elective Care Transformation Programme is holding three lunchtime webinars from Tuesday 15 January 2019 to guide you through the third wave of handbooks and case studies featuring ENT, urology and cardiology. They will feature learning from the ‘100 Day Challenge’ undertaken by four local health systems in all three specialties.

The handbooks provide a list of initiatives and actions that will support commissioners and local systems to transform elective care.

If you would like to find out more information about how your organisation can manage the increasing demand for elective care services in ENT, urology and  cardiology, please register for the webinars below:

Learning from Wave 3 of the Elective Care Development Collaborative: Ears Nose and Throat (ENT)

Date: Tuesday 15 January 2019
Time: 13:30 to 15:00

Learning from Wave 3 of the Elective Care Development Collaborative: Urology

Date: Tuesday 22 January 2019
Time: 13:30 to 15:00

Learning from Wave 3 of the Elective Care Development Collaborative: Cardiology

Date: Tuesday 29 January 2019
Time: 13:30 to 15:00

Please note, you must register for the webinar before you attend. If you require assistance, please email England.electivecare@nhs.net.

The Elective Care Transformation Programme – Ophthalmology High Impact Intervention Monthly Webinars

Since May 2018, the National Elective Care Transformation Programme have been holding a series of webinars to provide ongoing support and guidance for the implementation of Actions 1, 2 and 3 of the Ophthalmology High Impact Intervention (HII). The webinars have been well attended with representation from NHS England and Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT) regional teams, CCGs/STPs, Local Eye Health Networks and Hospital Eye Services. A number of case study examples have been shared regarding the practical implementation of the HII.

Recordings of previous webinars and supporting documentation can be found on the Community of Practice. Please email ECDC-manager@future.nhs.uk for access.

The National Elective Care Transformation Programme will be continuing to run the webinars in 2019 to ensure further support and guidance is available throughout the lifecycle of the HII. The first of these will be taking place on 15 January 2019 (13:00-14:00).

Please share any questions in advance with the team, so that we can tailor the content of the webinar. Please send any questions to  england.electivecare@nhs.net

To access the webinar please click on the link below:

Future dates and times for webinars are as follows:

Please note, there is no requirement to pre-register for these webinars

The Elective Care Transformation Programme – First Contact Practitioner High Impact Intervention

The Elective Care Transformation programme is scheduled a webinar to provide an update on the planned High Impact Intervention (HII) for First Contact Practitioner services during 2018/19.

The webinar was aimed at regional teams, Sustainability and Transformation Partnership leads and Clinical Commissioning Group leads.

If you would like a copy of the recording please email england.electivecare@nhs.net.

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.

Webinar recordings:


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.

Join the webex here.


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.

You can listen in on the discussion and learn more by watching the webex.

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 england.electivecare@nhs.net 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.”