We’ve produced this policy in response to requests from providers and wider health systems for guidance and support in producing their own elective access policies | NHS Improvement
The purpose of this policy is to ensure all patients requiring access to outpatient appointments, diagnostics and elective inpatient or day-case treatment are managed in line with national waiting time standards and the NHS Constitution.
- is designed to ensure the management of elective patient access to services is transparent, fair, equitable and managed according to clinical priorities
- sets out the principles and rules for managing patients through their elective care pathway
- applies to all clinical and administrative staff, and services relating to elective patient access at the trust
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