Transforming Services Together
We would like to warmly invite you to the TST Appropriate Diagnostics launch event to be held on Wednesday 28 September at 18:30 - 21:30 at Stratford Circus.
Over the next five years, we believe that – by working together - we could save £20m of waste on unnecessary testing and, most importantly, do the right thing for our patients by reducing the negative impact of over-diagnosis. We will be positively seeking your feedback on our plans.
The evening will include a lecture outlining the evidence base and harms of over treatment, previous success stories and patient vignettes as shared by Dr Julian Treadwell, Co-Chair, National RCGP Over-diagnosis Group.
The programme of changes to diagnostic testing (pathology and radiology) being implemented in the next few months will also be outlined. Our first batch of changes include: ESR, Urea and Electrolytes, GGT and ALT testing, as well as links to iRefer (for radiology referral best practice) and information about changes to urine collection pots.
CPD certificates will be awarded to attendees - please reserve your place as soon as possible through Eventbrite (by clicking Register above). We believe that this will prove to be a thought provoking agenda and really look forward to your input and discussion.
This is the first of our regular bulletins to inform you of the improvements that are underway to develop clinical guidelines and update requesting and reporting of results.
Please see the attachment for more information – for CPD certificates or if you have any questions or comments about the programme, please contact us or Babar Shafiq, our TST Diagnostics Redesign Lead. (email@example.com).
The TST Diagnostics Working Group is clinically lead and co-Chaired by Professor Finbarr Cotter, (Barts Health Clinical Director for Pathology), Dr Matthew Matson (Barts Health Clinical Director for Imaging) and Dr Stuart Sutton (GP and Newham CCG Board Member). Dr Dinesh Kapoor (GP and CCG Clinical Director and Waltham Forest CCG) and Dr Shah Ali (GP and Tower Hamlets CCG Board Member) are providing strategic Primary Care input to the group to ensure each TST borough is represented.
Very best wishes,
Stuart, Finbarr and Matt
Co-Chairs, TST Diagnostics Working Group