Diagnostics - achievements

  • Collaboration of all East Midlands trusts utilising the multidisciplinary team approach, to review diagnostics, commencing initially with radiology services. This is undertaken through an East Midlands Joint Diagnostics Working Group, which meets monthly, to empower and drive the ongoing work required.
  • Created a governance structure for the programme of work, clearly identifying the links with commissioning and provision of service
  • Identification of variation and deficit in resources utilised in the provision of radiology services for all care pathways
  • Defined priority areas to focus on collaborative and innovative solution planning, ensuring sign-up by all provider trusts and commissioning colleagues, integrating and complimenting work of other projects across the region. These priorities include: out-of-hours referral pathways, workforce capacity and skills, and reducing inappropriate referrals.