Essex Success Regime: Specialty Pathway Redesign

The challenge

The challenge

The Mid and South Essex Success Regime is a programme to sustain services and improve care. The programme seeks to address clinical and financial sustainability of local hospitals by: increasing collaboration and service redesign across three sites; joining up community-based services: GPs, primary, community, mental health and social care – around defined localities or hubs; commissioning services on a wider scale; agreeing a consistent and common offer to focus on priorities and identify limits of NHS funding; developing a flexible workforce that can work across organisations and geographical boundaries; improving information, IT and shared access to care records

The overall, ongoing objectives of the support provided by Attain are to ensure delivery and robust project management of the agreed Specialty Pathways Redesign Work Streams, including mobilisation, scoping, delivery and handover. Furthermore, our work also includes securing extensive engagement from stakeholder organisations across the footprint, to ensure that each work stream has sufficient input from clinicians, commissioners and service users

What we did

What we did
  • Provision of overall management of the programme of work required to successfully achieve outcomes
  • Development of PIDs for each work stream, setting out their objectives, scope, and intended benefits
  • Development of work stream plans and timetables
  • Establishment and facilitation of working groups for each work stream
  • Identification and management of any risks associated with the work streams
  • Securing extensive engagement across the Essex Success Regime
  • Ongoing dialogue with key clinicians and service users to ensure that their requirements are understood
  • Development, in conjunction with key stakeholders, of comprehensive specifications
  • Pathways: pain management, dermatology, ophthalmology, rheumatology, neurology, acute paediatrics, neurological rehabilitation

Outcomes

Outcomes

Intended outcomes from the speciality pathway redesign include:

  • Reduced delays
  • Right level of care
  • More efficient and co-ordinated referral processes
  • Improved data collection
  • Closer management and visibility of patients throughout pathways
  • Greater connectedness and awareness amongst providers as to the role they and others in the system play
  • Change acute focus to more community-based services (as per best practice)