Following the launch of Camden Integrated MSK Service CIMS on 1 April 2017, UCLH has been working to develop a new process that will meet the needs of patients and GPs to ensure patients are referred to the right team and prevent patients being referred across primary and secondary care multiple times.
A pilot is being run with four local GP practices over the summer before a full roll out across Camden later in the year.
A key innovation of the new service will be referral to a single point of access via an electronic form. Referrals will then be triaged, including where appropriate, review by a newly created MDT with representation from all partner organisations and consultant specialists.
UCLH is the lead provider of CIMS in a partnership including Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, Connect Health, Haverstock Healthcare, and Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.
Further updates will be available throughout the year. Queries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
View the presentations from the MSK session on 17 November 2016.