Requirement on Trusts / CCGs to offer alternatives to patients waiting over six months for elective treatment

George Donald made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

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Dear Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust,

In the 'NHS Operational Planning and Contracting Guidance 2019/20' there is a new requirement on NHS Trusts and CCGs as follows:

"Patients will continue to have choice at the point of referral and for 2019/20 new local arrangements must be put in place so that anyone who has been waiting for six months or longer must be specifically contacted by the provider on whose waiting list they appear or by the responsible CCG and given the option of faster treatment at an alternative provider."

Please provide the folloing information:
1 - Is this new requirement included in your patient access policy? Please provide a copy of your current patient access policy.
2 - Do you record compliance against this new requirement?
3 - How many patients have been offered faster treatment at an alternative provider in the three months of 2019/20 Quarter 1?
4 - How many patients have accepted a transfer to an alternative provider in the three months of 2019/20 Quarter 1?
5 - What action are you taking to deal with the backlog of referrals over 26 weeks?

Yours faithfully,

George Donald

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