Elective Care Essentials programme


Support for managers to improve the breadth and depth of their knowledge and expertise regarding the key components of elective care infrastructure that underpin and support sustainable delivery of RTT, cancer and diagnostic waiting times.

Recruiting now for cohort 2 starting in January 2019

The programme offers a standardised, practical and comprehensive programme of applied learning covering all aspects of elective care management (RTT, cancer and diagnostics). Its aim is to enhance the knowledge, skills and expertise in elective care operational management and enable managers to do their job more effectively.  

The programme has been developed and delivered by the Elective Intensive Support Team (IST) and includes input from external experts regarding clinical engagement and information and reporting. It follows a very successful pilot in July 2018.

Elective Care Essentials programme outline PDF, 559.5 KB

Find out more about the programme

Elective Care Essentials application form DOCX, 75.2 KB

Apply now for the January cohort

Email nhsi.electivecareessentials@nhs.net with any questions about the programme.

‘I would urge systems to engage in the Elective Care Essentials programme. The feedback to date has been excellent and the benefits will impact well beyond the individual graduates from the programme.’ 

Director of Performance and Service Improvement (London)

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