Shared Referral Pathway success

Working with The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and primary care colleagues in Kirklees, primary care in Wakefield has developed a Shared Referral Pathway, continuing the commitment to bring shared care to over half a million people.

GPs and consultants realised that patients risked waiting too long to be seen and wanted to create a pathway of care that allowed them to work closer together to support the patient and ensure that a timely intervention was achievable.

Working together, a new shared approach to the care of patients was created, helping to achieve the NHS plan of reducing outpatient appointments by 30 per cent whilst maintaining high levels of care and improving access.

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