NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) hosts Respiratory Workshop with front line staff, commissioners, providers, patients and clinical leaders from across the region.
Tuesday 18 October 2016 saw NHS Hull CCG host an Adult Respiratory Workshop in response to the NHS England RightCare Commissioning for Value Process.
Respiratory diseases, in particular Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), are a major cause of death and place significant demand on NHS resources. A recent estimate suggests there are currently 900,000 diagnosed cases of COPD in England and Wales and that, allowing for under-diagnosis, the true prevalence could be 2.8 million. The national aspiration is to reduce the number of people with COPD and other respiratory diseases dying prematurely.
The workshop, which was well attended by front line staff, commissioners, providers, patients and clinical leaders from across the Hull and East Yorkshire region including Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust (HEYHT), North Lincolnshire CCG, North East Lincolnshire CCG, Vale of York CCG and City Health Care Partnership CIC (CHCP), aimed to begin shaping the way patients receive care for respiratory conditions in a seamless and simple way, regardless of where they begin their ‘patient journey’.
Once implemented, a pathway change influenced by the RightCare process, will mean patients are only required to tell their story once, will receive a more efficient service, diagnosis and treatment, without having to visit numerous healthcare professionals for the same condition or symptom.
‘RightCare Commissioning’ aims to deliver improved quality and efficiency for patients through integration of services and reduction in duplication, meaning patients receives diagnosis and treatment at the right time, in the right place and from the right person.
Innovation of this kind does take time, with this being the first of a number of workshops with clinicians set to take place over the coming months.
Further information will be made available via www.hullccg.nhs.uk as the RightCare process develops.