The service, in partnership with the CCG, is designed within the existing e-referral system and provides a second pair of eyes check for patient referrals into secondary care. CASPeR aims to create an easily accessible, agreed and updated pathway for local GPs, and then checked by fellow local clinicians. The checks never take longer than 48 hours.
Delivering CASPeR allows us to deliver a bespoke local solution, using local GPs as reviewers. It also helps us input into local pathways, as well as offering flexibility on how the system is used by our GPs.
Carl Gowland, head of operations and service delivery at Hartlepool and Stockton Health, said: “We were really pleased to have been recommissioned as a local service for a further two years, Instead of a faceless, national alternative.”
“Our aim is to make sure all patients across the area get prompt access to the right specialist in the right place, and have the right tests to make sure that any treatment needed is done quickly."
We want to make the system as easy to use as possible for practices so Bradleysanderson.firstname.lastname@example.org is always interested in feedback.