The guide walks you through the RTT pathway; from pre-referral advice and outpatients, to diagnostics to patient admissions.
Our guide covers those areas which support the operational delivery of an effective RTT pathway, including demand and capacity planning, elective access policies, performance management and reporting.
It gives advice on the management of the RTT pathway, derived from what we've learned from helping NHS organisations across the country to deliver and sustain short waiting times for treatment
This tool has been developed to help you assess the current level of compliance against best practice referral to treatment systems and processes.
It's separated into sections with best practice statements in each. Each statement links to our ‘what good looks like’ framework which includes references to published best practice resources with more detail on what providers should be aiming to achieve.
Providers can assess themselves against these ensuring they have evidence to assure compliance and clearly show where they can improve. The tool also includes sections to re-score after a period of time to show improvement as the associated improvement programme takes effect.
We advise providers to share or complete assessments with commissioners to allow for transparency and to ensure the whole system understands what can be done to improve services for patients.
A framework for providers implementing a contextual elective care training strategy comprising training, awareness, engagement, competency and compliance. It is for senior managers responsible for elective care improvement, performance management and/or operational functions.
This is a brief introduction to why a referral to treatment training strategy is important, what to include, how to measure effectiveness and compliance and critical success factors.
This information sheet uses questions compiled by our Elective Care Intensive Support Team to help providers create effective local recovery plans to meet waiting-time standards. It’s supported by an example recovery plan (see below).
Outlines what to cover under headings including performance and backlog issues, weekly trajectories, risk assessment , systems and processes and support.
A brief introduction to why an access policy is important, what you should include or exclude, who should be involved, what it should address and when you should review it.
Good practice data quality policies and procedures gathered through experience of working with a wide range of acute and community provider organisations.
If you have any questions or would like help with the tool, please contact us at NHSI.ElectiveIST@nhs.net.