Keep up to date with the latest news from the programme.
- Dr Linda Charles-Ozuzu blog: Long Term Plan will be a game changer
- Director’s blog: Managing demand for elective care services
- Director’s blog: Giving care in the right place, first time
We are holding a series of webinars for our EyesWise project. Future EyesWise Virtual Development Collaborative webinars will be on:
- 6 June 2019, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
- 18 July 2019, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
- 18 September 2019, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
- 6 November 2019, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
- 18 December 2019, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
All recordings and supporting slides will be uploaded to the EyesWise Hub.
There is no requirement to pre-register for these webinars. Please share in advance any questions you would like to raise at the webinar by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternative outpatient services
We are working on a handbook to help local health and care systems develop alternative outpatient services, with a particular focus on virtual care. Check back here for updates on progress.
We are developing a specification for endoscopy services as a high impact intervention in 2019/20. More information is available on the Elective Care Community of Practice.
Consultant to Consultant Referrals Good Practice Guide
Our Consultant to Consultant Referrals Good Practice Guide helps systems to ensure referrals between consultants are made with the same rigour as referrals made by GPs.
More information is available on the Elective Care Community of Practice.
Twenty eight capacity alerts are currently live across 17 NHS providers with limited capacity, enabling GPs to advise patients of alternative providers where they can be seen faster. Nine further alerts have been completed.
Community of Practice membership
The Elective Care Community of Practice has almost 1,000 members and the number is growing all the time. Why not join the health community that is transforming elective care up and down the country?
First Contact Practitioner
We are supporting local areas to mobilise the First Contact Practitioner service which helps patients get faster treatment for back pain, arthritis, and other muscle, bone and joint conditions. In February, the news release attracted national media coverage.
We have set up an online EyesWise Hub which brings together useful resources and good practice, providing an easy way to collaborate and to communicate with others working to transform ophthalmology services.