Improving referral to treatment times

The South region has set up the elective care priority programme board, chaired by the director of assurance and delivery, Julia Davison, to improve referral to treatment times for planned hospital care, reduce the time it takes to give patients a diagnosis and to meet cancer standards.

The programme works with key stakeholders to review and assess performance data across the region to identify the underlying interdependencies. It also works closely with the cancer and urgent and emergency care priority programme boards.