5 December 2007 Waiting Time Standards A&E - 4 hours from arrival to admission, discharge or transfer Outpatients - 18 weeks from referral to attendance Diagnostics – 9 weeks for 8 key tests Inpatients/Daycases - 18 weeks from decision to treat to treatment Cardiac conditions – 16 weeks from referral (to rapid access clinic) or from specialist clinic to treatment Cancer – two months from urgent referral to treatment Cataract Surgery - 18 weeks from referral to treatment Hip Fracture - 24 hours from admission to specialist unit to operation
9 “ a whole journey waiting time target of 18 weeks from general practitioner referral to treatment …… by December 2011” Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, Scottish Parliament – Official Report, 28 June 2007
10 Delivery Approach Stakeholder Engagement Reducing emphasis on initiatives Increasing emphasis on sustainability Pathway development Links with redesign and transformation Whole systems philosophy
11 Tactical Delivery Programme Board Delivery Teams –Operational Delivery Team –Emergency Access Delivery Team –Diagnostic Delivery Team –Information Delivery Team Task and Finish Groups (Specialties)
12 Diagnostic Steering Group improve service quality (patient centred, safe, effective, efficient, equitable and timely); develop of managed clinical networks; apply benchmarking techniques to service delivery; provide guidance on the introduction of new technologies; shift the balance of care and promote community-based diagnostics where appropriate; integrate local, regional and national forward-planning; oversee the development of integrated workforce planning and role development.
13 95% non-admitted patients 85% non- admitted 75% admitted 75% non- admitted 60% admitted Data Development Milestones Data Development Milestones Performance Against 18 Week RTT 912 1518 Inpatient /daycase 9 ? 12? reports n/a Other diagnostics 44 69 Diagnostics (8 key tests) 18-Week RTT 912 1518 New OutpatientsStage of Treatment Dec ‘11Mar ’11 Potential Mar ‘10 Potential Mar ’09 HEAT Dec ’07 Delivered Interim Performance Standards
14 GPIPOPD 18 weeks GP Visit1 st Appointmen t Decision to treat Treatment The time from the first outpatient consultation to decision to treat (or not to treat) includes the most significant challenges including all diagnostics and subsequent outpatient appointments. Grey Bit!
16 NHS Boards Response Funding envelope of £90m each year to 2011 (mix of recurring and non-recurring) LDP high level submissions April 08 Waiting times trajectories June 08 18 Weeks Programme Team in each Board Whole System Sustainability….
17 Integrated Approach Health inequalities Mental Health Patient Safety Unscheduled care Patient Experience
18 Sir Gerard is on a bonus to cut waiting times, so he’d now bringing his work home with him….