Event Summary

Six million people are on the waiting list for elective care, up from 4.4 million before the pandemic*.

Join Westminster Insight’s timely Reducing NHS Waiting Times in Elective Care Forum to gain practical insights on how to increase capacity, prioritise treatment, manage long waits and support patients.

Get an update on the Delivery Plan for Tackling the Covid-19 Backlog of Elective Care. You will hear practical advice to improve your organisation’s strategic plan to recover and transform elective services.

  • How are others addressing lengthening waiting times?
  • How do you communicate effectively and support patients?
  • What innovative approaches can be taken to reduce delays?

Understand how local services are working effectively in partnership to address waiting times. Rethink and redesign the way that your services are organised and delivered.

This half-day briefing will take place at a centrally located venue in London, to offer an opportunity to network with and learn from colleagues across the NHS on their approach to tackling waiting times. Choose to attend online or in-person.

*NHS England, 2022

Venue Details and Access

In-person – The conference will take place in zone 1 in central London.  The venue will be announced shortly. Attend this half-day event in person to build relationships and learn from your peers.

Online – The conference will be recorded and live streamed via a custom digital platform. The content will be available on demand for 14 days.

Key Points

  • Expanding treatments and diagnostic procedures capacity to improve resilience in elective care
  • Embedding health equity in recovery and transformation of elective services
  • Improving patient pathways to reduce avoidable delays
  • Expanding community diagnostic centres
  • Offering choices at the point of referral
  • Successful public messaging: encouraging patients to come forward and supporting them throughout care
  • Increasing surgical capacity
  • Managing urgent referrals for cancer
  • Using digital technology to free up capacity, including the NHS App and My Planned Care Online Platform