As discussed in our previous blog ‘Understanding the Provider Selection Regime to ensure Quality Care and Improved Commissioning’, the Provider Selection Regime, will provide a clear list of decision-making circumstances, when each will apply, and the procurement routes and publications required for each.
In this blog we will explore the transparency steps required for each Decision-Making circumstance under the Provider Selection Regime (PSR).
Under the PSR, the first step for the Commissioner will be to identify which “Decision Circumstance” will apply when arranging healthcare services. You can find a comprehensive summary of all named circumstances.
In this blog, we explore the main changes that will be implemented by the Provider Selection Regime and how it will empower commissioners to retain good providers for the benefit of patient care.
In this blog, we will explore the Provider Selection Regime’s (PSR) ‘Key Decision- Making Criteria’ which may be considered during Decision Making Circumstances.
We will explore the common problem of duplication of appointments in community ENT services and discuss potential strategies to streamline the process, improve patient experience, and optimise the use of healthcare resources.
In most cases, your ear canals don’t need regular cleaning – your ears are usually good at clean themselves and don’t need any extra care at home or at a medical appointment.
Adopting ‘safe listening’ is the best way to protect your ears. ‘Safe listening’ simply refers to specific listening behaviours that do not put your hearing at risk.
Patient initiated follow-up, (PIFU), is one of the considerations laid out in the outpatient’s transformation requirements 2022/23 Operational Planning Guidance and an integral part of the NHS’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic, helping providers and systems manage waiting lists and to prioritise patients in the most need as quickly as possible.
Our teams from our Family Practice Group and Communitas Clinics were pleased to meet recently with Ian Trenholm and Elspeth Buchanan from the Care Quality Commission who visited to learn about our experiences during the pandemic, including any issues past and current.