Salisbury Foundation Trust

FOI_5536

Internal Reference Number: FOI_5536

Date Request Received: 04/02/2020 11:02:26

Date Request Replied To: 16/03/2020 08:12:28

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Request Summary: Elective pathways

Request Category: Companies

 
Question Number 1:
I would like to request any policy or document that describes your trust’s current approach for offering choice to patients who have been on an elective pathway for over 26 weeks.
 
Answer To Question 1:
N/A
 
Question Number 2:
I would also like to request any documents regarding a pilot scheme for or about 26 week choice at your trust.

The 26 Choice that I am referring to is outlined in the following document and specifically explained in the following text from that document.
https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/2020-21-NHS-Operational-Planning-Contracting-Guidance.pdf

“A number of pilot sites across the country are now putting in place practical solutions to offer patients who have been waiting for 26 weeks on an RTT pathway a meaningful choice of an alternative provider. During 2020/21, all providers and systems should be implementing supplementary choice at 26 weeks with reference to the 26 Week Choice Rules and Guidance and the best practice models emerging from the pilot programme. In preparation, providers should ensure they have robust validation arrangements in place, so that waiting list data are as accurate as possible”.
 
Answer To Question 2:
N/A - SFT not a pilot site
 
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