The Elective Care Programme aims to enable residents in Lambeth to manage their health better through the development of clear pathways of care. This includes increasing access to services within the community and improving access to Hospital Out Patient clinics by reducing the number of inappropriate referrals that are sent to them.
The areas of focus within this programme include:
• The provision of a community service for patients with minor eye conditions
• The development of a streamlined pathway for patients with musculoskeletal conditions
• Improving IT infrastructure within GP practices to support improvements in the referral process to hospital trusts