'And your time starts now'
Thursday, 23 March 2017 from 09:30 to 17:00 (GMT)
We would like to invite you to a free NHS conference with workshops on Referral to Treatment (RTT) on 23 March 2017 at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT)
The day will be broken into a series of workshops and sessions with a variety of speakers and perspectives, including ourselves and colleagues from; NHS Improvement, NHS England, the CCG, and clinicians, looking at topics including:
- How to set up and run a Clinical Harm Review programme for RTT and long waiting patients
- How we used demand and capacity modelling to develop a robust and credible recovery plan
- The role of PMO, performance metrics and information packs that support improvement work
- Our experiences with implementing a demand management programme and redesigning the patient pathway
- Our approach to RTT data quality and validation programmes
- How to design and implement an effective communication strategy for managing RTT
There will also be a prominent keynote speaker from the NHS - to be confirmed shortly.
In the recent BBC HealthWatch week, one of the key figures quoted to highlight just one of the significant pressures on the NHS was a 163% increase since 2012 in the number of patients waiting longer than 18 weeks for elective surgery.
You will probably know that under two years ago, BHRUT had one of the longest backlog of patients who had waited more than 18 weeks in the country and we had over 120,000 patients on our waiting lists. We agreed a reporting break of RTT in February 2014 to give us time to investigate issues. It was not a good place to be however we are pleased to announce that we have returned to reporting and we are on track with our recovery plans to deliver the RTT 92% standard by September 2017.
As you can imagine, having to tackle an issue of this magnitude has taken some real focus, dedication and commitment, not just from our staff, but from key partners. We have had to really think differently, creatively and to a level of detail beyond anything we’ve previously done, in an effort to improve the patient pathway and deliver the NHS constitutional standard.
We know that colleagues up and down the country are facing similar challenges, so, on March 23, we are hosting a completely free of charge, conference with workshops to share our experiences, lessons learnt and discuss how to deliver the RTT NHS constitutional standards for patients. We very much hope you can attend and we look forward to hearing about your experiences and perspectives too.
The NHS is busier than ever but we know how valuable getting good quality time to reflect and think can be, so I hope you will join us.
Take a look at the itinerary below.
|9.30-10am||Welcome and Refreshments|
|10-10.10am||Introduction||Sarah Tedford, Chief Operating Officer|
|10.15-11am||Keynote speaker||Steve Russell, Executive Regional Managing Director (London) NHS Improvement|
|11.00am-12.00pm||‘Our journey’||Sarah Tedford Chief Operating Officer, Magda Smith Associate Medical Director, and Louise Mitchell, CCGs Chief Operating Officer|
|12-1pm||Lunch and networking|
|1-1.30pm||Introduction of workshops||Sarah Tedford, Chief Operating Officer|
|1.30-2.30pm||How to set up and run a Clinical Harm Review programme for RTT and long waiting patients||Magda Smith, Associate Medical Director|
|1.30-2.30pm||How we used demand and capacity modelling to develop a robust and credible recovery plan||
Piers Young, Deputy Chief Operating Officer
|1.30-2.30pm||The role of PMO, Performance metrics, and information packs that support improvement work||Heylia Cooper, RTT recovery specialist|
|2.45-3.45pm||How to design and implement an effective communication strategy for managing RTT||Rachel Royall, Director of Communications|
|2.45-3.45pm||Our experiences with implementing a demand management programme and redesigning the patient pathway||Louise Mitchell, CCGs Chief Operating Officer|
|2.45-3.45pm||Our approach to RTT data quality and validation programmes||MBI Healthcare and Seeni Naidu, Programme Director Data Quality Improvement|
|4-4.30pm||Panel Q&A session and close||Sarah Tedford, Chief Operating Officer|