There are 330,000 admissions to ear, nose and throat (ENT) departments every year in England and 2.8 million ENT outpatient appointments. This GIRFT report for ENT reviewed 126 ENT units across the country and makes 23 recommendations to improve care for patients and reduce costs for the NHS, including:
increasing the use of day case surgery for ENT.
reducing late cancellations.
freeing up consultant time by making better use of specialist nurses.
Watch a short video summary of the report