Events/webinars and webexes

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

NHS England’s Elective Care Transformation Programme is holding four lunchtime webinars from Tuesday 25 September to guide you through the second wave of handbooks and case studies featuring diabetes, dermatology and ophthalmology. 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 diabetes, dermatology and ophthalmology, please register for the webinars below:

Learning from Wave 2 of the Elective Care Development Collaborative: Overview
Date: Tuesday 25 September 2018
Time: 13:30 to 15:00

Learning from Wave 2 of the Elective Care Development Collaborative: Ophthalmology
Date: Wednesday 26 September 2018
Time: 13:30 to 15:00

Learning from Wave 2 of the Elective Care Development Collaborative: Dermatology
Date: Wednesday 3 October 2018
Time: 10:30 to 12:00

Learning from Wave 2 of the Elective Care Development Collaborative: Diabetes
Date: Tuesday 9 October 2018
Time: 10:30 to 12:00

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

The national Elective Care Transformation Programme team will be holding monthly webinars to provide ongoing support and guidance for the implementation of Actions 1, 2 and 3 of the Ophthalmology High Impact Intervention during 2018/19.

The first webinar will take place from 1300 – 1400 on 1 August 2018 and it is aimed at colleagues including:

  • NHS England Regional Teams including DCO Teams
  • GIRFT Regional teams (particular focus for colleagues aligned to an ophthalmology service or provider)
  • STP Leads for Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Local Eye Health Networks

The focus of this initial webinar will look at:

  • Baseline Audit Actions 1 & 2  – Update  and review of the findings
  • Community of Practice – The proposal, and what is needed to make full use of this resource
    • Case studies
    • Good Practice
    • Key / Supporting Documents
  • Eye Health Services Capacity Review, Action 3 – update
  • Stakeholder Questions – Your opportunity to raise questions, share good practice, lessons learned with the team

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

To access the webinar please click on the link below:

Provisional dates and times for future webinars are as follows:

The Elective Care Transformation Programme – Ophthalmology High Impact Intervention

The Elective Care Transformation programme is scheduling a repeat of the webinar on the 4 of May 2018 to provide an update on the planned High Impact Intervention (HII) for Ophthalmology services during 2018/19. This is a shared initiative with the Getting It Right First Time Programme (GIRFT) and NHS Improvement.

This webinar is aimed at regional teams, sustainability and transformation partnership leads, clinical commissioning group leads and trusts responsible for hospital eye services.

The HII will support local health economies to prioritize the treatment and care of those patients most at risk of harm from delays.

Interested individuals can take part in an Elective Care Transformation Programme webex at 11:30am on the 12 June 2018 to learn more.

Access the Elective Care Transformation Programme webex here.

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.”