The Velindre Virtually Assessed Patient Clinic

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Speakers - Tej Quine, Advanced Nurse Practitioner Velindre & Michael Stone, Service Improvement and Costing Accountant

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The Virtually Assessed Patient (VAP) pre chemo/systematic anti-cancer therapy (SACT) assessment clinic at Velindre Cancer Centre has developed out of necessity, partly due to Covid-19 social isolation rules and the need to adapt the way patients are assessed and partly due to growing capacity needs within the consultant clinics. What started out as a project in February 2020 to test the concept is now a fully funded business as usual clinic as it clearly demonstrates both prudent healthcare and also allowing for clinical prioritisation with these clinics. This releases capacity in the consultant led clinics, providing appointment space for those new patients, those more complex patients or patients having scan results. The VAP clinic is a standalone clinic. Stable patients who are undergoing routine well tolerated treatment are transferred out of the consultants medical clinic and into the VAP Clinic – a nurse prescriber lead clinic. It also allows for professional extension of non-medical prescribers working at the top end of their registration by being responsible for the patient cancer journey during the patents time in the VAP clinic. Join Tej Quine, Advanced Nurse Practitioner and prescriber, and Michael Stone, Service Improvement and Costing Accountant, as they share their story including the application of digital opportunities along with finance and governance arrangements that enabled this. This webinar is the second in our digital and data series, following ‘What can health analytics do for us? An introduction to finance’ which can be viewed on demand here.
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