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  • Velichka Andreeva

Case study: 10% RTT improvement in Orthopaedics at Yorkshire NHS Trusts within 7 months


THE CHALLENGE

  • Long history of R.T.T failure in orthopaedics

  • No local clinician engagement

  • Loss of work to the private sector

  • Trauma commitments impacting elective lists


WHAT DID WE DO?

  • Set up a local group of orthopaedic consultants

  • Agreed in sourcing contract to flexibly use excess capacity (theatres and beds) at two hospital sites

  • From 0 to 100 patients operated on pcm

  • Over 250 people (nurses, physios, surgeons, anaesthetists, healthcare assistants and admin) engaged in

  • out-of-hours activity


WHAT DID WE ACHIEVE?

  • 30% reduction in total number of patients waiting

  • 10% R.T.T improvement

  • 50% reduction in total number of incomplete pathways

  • Patient satisfaction >95%

  • Significantly improved relationships between clinicians and hospital management

  • Allowed NHS Trust to repatriate work from private sector




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