Angela’s story – CAWR Pathway optimisation to reduce the NHS financial burden
Getting it right first time (GIRFT) is a national program designed to improve the quality of care within the NHS by reducing unwarranted variation. Recent focus has highlighted the economic burden of incisional hernias (IH) leading to the more complex abdominal wall repair (CAWR).
The NHS RightCare scenario methodology is a powerful mechanism to highlight a suboptimal patient journey of a fictitious, but realistic patient and contrast this to an optimal pathway for the treatment of a CAWR.
The aim is to raise awareness through supporting local health economies (including clinical, commissioning and finance colleagues) to think strategically about designing optimal care for patients, in this those with complex hernias.