Cardiology Pathway Redesign – Warrington and Halton Hospitals
Over the last few years England has been experiencing increasing demands on its urgent and emergency care services which has put unprecedented pressures on the NHS and its workforce. NHS England has commissioned a review into Urgent and Emergency Care which Health Education England (HEE) is supporting through its Emergency Medicine Workforce Implementation Group (EMWIG) and supporting programmes.
Nationally, the focus has been on role development through Physician Associates, Advanced Clinical Physician Associates, ED Pharmacists, Medical Training improvements and Paramedics. The purpose of this pilot is to undertake a ‘bottom up’ approach engaging with frontline staff to understand the key processes across urgent pathways within a health economy.
Following discussions with Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust executive team and unscheduled care management team, it has been agreed that the focus of this work will be on the Cardiology pathway.