Drive to Improve Waiting Times for Planned Care

Work is underway to assess what changes could be made to improve how quickly patients can have planned operations for gynaecology and urology.

The ICS is carrying out a “capacity planning” process to look at all of the resources required and available to deliver these planned treatments, including equipment, rooms and the people with the necessary skills. It is matching what is available where against the demand for treatment.

This will help to make sure patients are seen in a timely manner and receive a safe, high quality service.

The ICS is working through all of the information it has received, cross-checking and validating it, so that an implementation plan can be developed and agreed.

We are using Stoke Mandeville hospital site to run a three-month cataract service from January to March 2019. This will focus on simple cataract cases to improve waiting times for patients.