QIPP Results: MSK Single Point Of Access
Following the launch of the Musculoskeletal (MSK) Single Point of Access (SPOA) in July last year, where referrals are triaged by a senior clinician before being booked onto the most appropriate service, Whittington Health NHS Trust and North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust have each seen a marked drop in activity.
The number of first and follow-up appointments in secondary care specialties such as orthopaedics and rheumatology has fallen by 29 per cent and 24 per cent respectively. What this means in practice is that more patients are getting quicker access to the service that is right for their needs.
Thank you to everyone using the service for helping to manage demand. For more information with details on how to refer using the MSK SPOA see the Islington GP website.
To arrange a visit to your practice to discuss the pathway, contact Emma James, MSK Project Lead:
Tel: 0207 288 5819