Active Clinical Referral Triage endorsed challenge - latest update
Ensuring that all referrals to secondary care (including advice and patient-led referrals) are triaged by a senior clinical decision maker to evidence-based, locally agreed pathways after reviewing all the appropriate electronic patient records. The options include virtual attendance, giving patients clinical information and allowing them to opt-in, ordering investigations, placing on a waiting list for a procedure / surgery and face-to-face (F2F) appointments. For more information on the difference between a Traditional Pathway and a Modernised Patient Pathway, please see the attached document
Challenge quantifiable results
Early data from the 58 pilot sites underway have indicated that ACRT can reduce the need for face-to-face appointments by between 15 and 35%
Margaret Wood, Modernising Patient Pathways Programme and Lech Rymaszewski, Clinical Lead
Routine outpatient clinics are being scaled back in response to COVID-19. The Supporting Outpatient Clinical Workflows document provides some information around oportunities to support priority clinical workflows.