South East Clinical Senates

Independent, clinical and strategic advice for health systems in the south east

Review of acute referrals out of Wessex

Request for advice from Strategic Clinical Networks who had concerns that the implementation of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 had resulted in a significant increase in acute referrals out of Wessex (particularly for Specialised Services). The Senate commissioned information analysis to ascertain whether this was the case. Referrals out of Wessex had in fact declined in 2013 compared with previous years.

Clinical Senate

Wessex

Status:

Complete

Date:

Dec-13

Types of Work:

Advice

Theme

Service Optimisation

Policy / Documentation

No

Specialised Commissioning

yes

STP / ACS Development Plans

No

Urgent & Emergency Care

No

Multiple Clinical Services

No

Children & Maternity

No

Cardiac

No

Stroke & Vascular

No

Mental Health

No

Respiratory

No

MSK

No

ENT

No

Community Services/ Hubs

No

Diagnostics / Hubs

No

Primary Care

No

Public Health

No

Care Planning

No

Communications

No

Workforce

No

Link to web page or report

https://wessexsenate.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20131205-Senate-Patient-Flow-Comments.pdf