Identifying ways in which to improve patients’ experiences and journeys through the health system has been a significant part of the work of Enable East. Our work to improve acute care pathways and streamline assessment systems has enabled a smoother transition for patients and achieved significant cost and time savings for health services.
Some of our work within the acute sector has included:
Acute Care Collaborative: offering support to clinicians from across the three organisations to develop more integrated approaches to service delivery for key acute pathways including ENT, dental and vascular surgery.
Opthamology Services Pilot Review: a review of a pilot scheme aimed to determine whether it would be possible for a specific and clearly defined group of eye care services to be treated safely and effectively in the community setting in Suffolk.
Business Case for Rheumatology Services: a review of a proposed new integrated pathway for the treatment of gout in the community.
Implementing Towards the Best Together: Enable East played an integral role in bringing about successful and effective changes to healthcare services in the East of England, as part of the region’s ‘Towards the Best Together’ (TTBT) strategy.
Joint Assessment and Discharge service plan: The JAD team is responsible for the safe and timely discharge of patients from acute settings and it was felt that an effective training plan was required as part of the development of this new service.