Current situation:

  • No work completed in previous years on optimal pathways or RDS
  • Most sites utilising one-stop shop approach
  • Clinicians engaged and keen to support RDS development.

2021/22 priorities:

  • Engage clinical teams in RDS and undertake full data review to understand service provision and performance.
  • Develop at least 1 pilot RDS model (site to be defined)
  • Define optimal, timed, RDS compliant pathway and undertake gap analysis
  • MDT optimisation (efficiency and Standards of Care)
  • Optimise referral quality
  • Assess the need for patient support roles e.g. EDSWs (Early Diagnosis Support Workers)
  • Contact Project Manager Steph Jones on steph.jones6@nhs.net