Covid-19 Recovery: A solutions focused approach to the NHS diagnostics and treatment backlog
Today the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group held a roundtable hosted by Lord Patel of Bradford on Covid-19 Recovery: A solutions focused approach to NHS diagnostics & treatment backlog.
The evidence gathered in this session will be reported to the Commons Health and Social Care Select Committee to inform their inquiry into the NHS backlog.
The event was live tweeted from the APHG account; follow the event's progress below...
Thanks to our chair @LordKPatel for setting the scene with some opening remarks, outlining the scale of the #NHSBacklog and emphasising the importance of a whole systems approach and listening to and engaging with patients and the workforce. pic.twitter.com/FCPNlWvAHe— APHG (@HealthAPPG) October 20, 2021
Next is Nick McGrath, on technological methods to support patients on waiting lists through the pandemic, in response to restrictions on face-to-face appointments. Principles included enshrining patient choice and ensuring digitally disadvantaged people are included. #NHSBacklog pic.twitter.com/oONWX2Jwiz— APHG (@HealthAPPG) October 20, 2021
More from our third speaker @Debra54597120 @IBMScience“We aren’t just talking about technology or machines, but our highly-skilled workforce and how we equip them to meet the demands of our diagnostic backlog. We need to think outside the box.” #NHSBacklog pic.twitter.com/4EuPIRbyGt— APHG (@HealthAPPG) October 20, 2021
.@adewilliamsnhs "Now there is evidence of how community pharmacy can assist other healthcare pathways and address inequalities, now is the time to grab hold of the opportunities pharmacy can provide for the sake of our patients and our communities." #NHSBacklog pic.twitter.com/Du6E2c3bBn— APHG (@HealthAPPG) October 20, 2021
Thank you very much to our chair @LordKPatel and speakers Dr David Selywn @totallytigers @CPOC_News, Nick McGrath, @Debra54597120 @IBMScience and @adewilliamsnhs for very interesting and thought-provoking presentations and discussion. #NHSBacklog pic.twitter.com/BmXV1dgVKt— APHG (@HealthAPPG) October 20, 2021