How we are doing when it comes to planned
As part of the Planned Care Programme we are working in partnership with Bradford City CCG and CCGs across West Yorkshire & Harrogate and our local providers to develop a more sustainable planned care delivery model by addressing unwarranted variation and inefficiencies across care pathways.
This work has identified a number of opportunities including:
18 weeks waits for planned treatment
One star - worse than the English average
8 out of 10 people are seen and treated within 18 weeks. This result falls well below the 92% of standard.
(note: the results may also affected by data quality issues related to the introduction of a new electronic patient record in September 2017).
The NHS Constitution sets out standards that patients should wait no longer than 18 weeks from GP referral to treatment (RTT). However, delivery of the target has been challenging as a result of increased demand and capacity issues across the local system.
Two stars - similar to the English average
Currently only two out of five referrals are made electronically through the e-referrals services. Although, this result is similar to results across England, it does need to improved as from 1 October 2018 the e-referrals service will be the main way all patients are referred.