There is a pressure from government to move towards 18 week Referral to Treatment (RTT).
Wondering how other hospitals are doing? Any bright & practical ideas to share?
May 5, '07
We are getting ready for it.
I work in the cardiac cath lab
so chest pain see Dr, ETT, cath, PCI or CABG
Our patients will have to have all 3 within the 18 weeks from first seeing the dr.
At the moment we have a max of 12 week wait for each after having ETT.
May 7, '07
Our biggest drive at the moment is pre-op assessment and other nurse led clinics to free up consultant time and optimise the theatre use.
We have a nurse led telephone followup for minor post ops, if they have no problems then they are not brought in to OPD which gives more time for new patients.