THE NHS have stepped in at Barnet CCG where a large backlog of around 179 elective surgery patients waiting over a year has been discovered.
NHS England have issued a legal direction and have brought in new senior management to assist them. The CCG is working on a recovery plan with its main provider, the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.
Mike Singer from Checklist commented that “Where Checklist CCG clients have been able to model waiting list breaches in advance, they have often been successful in gaining extra funds to assist. The problem with growing waiting lists is that they don’t tend to fix themselves without intervention. So the more notice you have of a problem, the better.”