Bosses at struggling trusts must sign new commitments to national leaders about how they are approaching the task of clearing their elective and cancer backlogs, under a new protocol drawn up by NHS England.
National leaders have written to CEOs and chairs of trusts in NHSE’s bottom two “tiers” for elective and cancer performance, telling them they must fill out a new “board self certification” by 11 November.
It requires them to sign that they have carried out a list of 12 separate actions to try to improve.
In addition to some fundamental administrative requests, these include increased scrutiny around issues such as theatre productivity, list validation, especially for non-admitted lists, and cancer pathway redesign.
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Source: HSJ, 28 October 2022