Learn how HVLC pathways can support general surgery in the Midlands

MEDP general surgery webinar

NHS staff in the Midlands working in general surgery are being invited to learn more about how high volume low complexity (HVLC) pathways can support elective recovery, and how trusts are using them with success.

General surgery consultants, matrons, anaesthetists, diagnosticians, allied health professionals (AHPs), GPs with special interest (GPwSI), operational managers and commissioners can sign up for the latest in a series of webinars for all Midlands ICSs, hosted by the Midlands Elective Delivery Programme (MEDP) and supported by GIRFT.

General surgery HVLC pathways takes place on Friday, 24th September, from 12.30-1.30pm. To register, click here

Among the speakers will be Stella Vig, consultant vascular and general surgeon at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust and the NHS London region clinical director for general surgery, who will share what has been achieved in London in terms of COVID-19 recovery as a result of using the HVLC approach.

The webinar will also look at how clinicians and managers can use data to help inform sustainable changes, using the GIRFT clinical gateways to benchmark and review their performance against relevant metrics.

GIRFT is the enabler for healthcare systems working on the HVLC programme, which supports elective recovery and the development of standardised patient pathways across regions.

As a key element of NHS England and NHS Improvement’s Pathway Improvement Programme, the HVLC programme engages Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) and regions to work at pace to agree standardised pathways and adopt best practice, as well as pooling capacity and resources, to deliver excellent (top decile) clinical outcomes and equity of access to care for their population.

Some helpful resources ahead of the webinar:

The MEDP is the vehicle for taking forward the HVLC programme in the Midlands and is based on the GIRFT principles of being clinically led, based on data, and using that data to understand clinical variation to drive continuous improvement in productivity and outcomes to the top decile of the GIRFT metrics. For more information about the MEDP contact  

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