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Introducing innovation in the peri-operative care pathway

Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, and Berkshire West (BOB) Integrated Care System (ICS) and Oxford Academic Health Science Network (Oxford AHSN) led a successful collaborative bid for the NHSX Perioperative Adoption Fund. This fund supports innovation in the peri-operative care pathway and the elective recovery plan to boost capacity and deal with the back log of elective care ensued by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The programme has implemented four digital technologies in four sites.  One of these technologies is PRO-MAPP which supports the triage of patients waiting for surgery. This was introduced as part of the Preoperative Assessment Clinic Triage (PACT) service within a regional NHS Foundation Trust. The overall aim of this service is to reduce time spent in orthopaedic pre-assessment clinics (for patients and staff) and reduce geographical inequality in waiting times.

The importance of including staff in any pathway redesign is paramount in both the planning and execution phase.  Staff felt that the innovation would be useful within the service and had multiple ideas on possible ways to implement

The Oxford Strategic Industry and Partnership Programme (SIP) is leading on the regional work with BOB ICS.  Please contact flora.gleave@oxfordahsn.org for further information.

Please contact katie.lean@oxfordahsn.org for further information specifically on the report.