3 Nov 2017

Carry out 280,000 more non-emergency operations a year with better theater utilisation

In the BBC News today, you may have seen latest research set to be published about our NHS operating theatres. The research found more than two hours were wasted each day on the average operating list.

The new study suggests that NHS hospitals could carry out 280,000 more non-emergency operations a year by organising operating theatre schedules better.

Having worked with Trusts for over fifteen years, Bluespier know how important theatre utilisation is to both patient care but also operational and financial bottom lines. However, the solution is not simply to get surgeons to work harder or faster. Effective planning, prioritisation and reducing last minute cancellations can ensure your operating theatres are running as effectively as possible and you are hitting the 18 week target for elective procedures.

We have helped sites, such as Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust and Ashford and St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, transform their theatre processes with theatre utilisation consultancy. Unlike many consultancy firms that make recommendations for a Trust to deliver on independently, we work with you through the whole process to ensure delivery and benefit realisation:

  • We work with staff to understand current working processes
  • We help analyse areas where efficiency can be improved
  • We establish a plan to put those recommendations in place, and help you ensure its delivered
  • We help you justify the project with cost savings, improvements to patient care and efficiencies

Our unrivalled knowledge of theatre systems, infrastructure and workflow processes gives us the extra insight required to help you improve.

Find out more about theatre utilisation and how your Trust could save two hours a day.  Contact: info@bluespier.com or call 0333 014 6262.

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