The NHS Long Term Plan states that: "Outpatient services will be fundamentally redesigned,” and commits to reducing face-to-face outpatient appointments by up to a third over the next five years.
What does this commitment mean for rheumatology? For rheumatic diseases, long term follow up is often required. However, routinely scheduled appointments mean that patients have to attend hospital even if their symptoms are currently well managed and are not always able to get the support they need when their condition worsens.
This webinar is an opportunity to hear examples of different approaches to rheumatology follow ups and to discuss how to make these services work best for patients and clinicians.
What the webinar will cover
• Learning from two decades of patient initiated follow up (Direct Access) for rheumatology patients at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust.
• The impact of service redesign for rheumatology in South East London, including telephone consultations and AHP review.
• Improving visibility of disease changes as enabling personalised care through integrating the Remote Monitoring of RA app with the electronic patient record at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.
Who should attend: All those involved in elective care redesign, rheumatologists, rheumatology nurses, rheumatology AHPs.