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Outpatient care strategy

The RCP and NHS England’s Outpatient Recovery and Transformation Programme are jointly working to develop a new strategy for outpatient care, setting out new ambitions for outpatient care and the actions we need to take to deliver real change.


Delivering care fit for now and the future

An analysis of the first three summit held in Liverpool and reflections on patient centred principles and how good communication leads to good care.


Dr Theresa Barnes, RCP outpatients clinical lead
Fiona McKevitt, NHSE clinical director for outpatient recovery and transformation


There have been four summits this year looking at different aspects of outaptient care. 


What patients want from an outpatient strategy

The Patients Association has been working with NHS England and the Royal College of Physicians on the new strategy for outpatient services.

This blog from Sarah Tilsed, Head of Patient Partnership at the charity, reflects on what she's heard from patients about their experiences of outpatients.

For some background on this project, read Sarah's blog on partnering with patients on outpatient strategy. The Patients Association ran a patient panel and its feedback was presented at the outpatient summits. It also ran a survey on what patients want from a strategy, and the themes that were discussed across the four summits were similar to what the charity found in the survey.


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