Long waiting patients
In order to reduce the time waiting and to ensure a patient is on the most appropriate pathway ACRT and EQuIP should be applied to patients on existing waiting lists and new referrals.
- waiting lists should continue to be reviewed regularly to ensure up-to-date clinical categorisation of patients
- in line with the clinical categorisation set out in section one, patients should be reviewed against the length of wait within that category
- patients within specialities such as Orthopaedics and Ophthalmology should be reviewed and communicated with frequently
- the Scottish Access Collaborative will work with established Speciality focused groups to review pathways to support those patients waiting
Where a patient may have waited a long period of time they should be offered a review consultation – to be arranged between the patient and their clinician.
Waiting Times Team: WTIP@gov.scot