Report

Scottish Access Collaborative Gynaecology Final Report

30th September 2020

Scottish Access Collaborative Gynaecology Final Report

Members of the Gynaecology Speciality Sub-Group came from 13 different specialists
areas and 5 different NHS Board areas. Additional input was noted from a consultant from NHS Grampian, giving the SubGroup both a broad geographic and functional reach. The first step for the workshops was to identify common Gynaecology
patient symptoms, noting their importance. Pathways were mapped for each symptom and areas to focus on agreed. Further discussion around these focus areas led to suggestions for sustainable improvement. These ranged from additional targeted
patient information, virtual consultations for follow-up and dedicated vetting in secondary care to clinical cluster groups, and nationally accepted referral guidelines which are easy to access and follow. Work to further scope these improvements will be under taken in the coming months allowing a prioritisation process to take place through the Scottish Access Collaborative (SAC). Future work will involve national support to ensure the Gynaecology community, along with primary care partners are
supported to make the necessary changes to ensure efficient and effective patient pathways are achieved. It is envisaged that the work areas will be taken forward either through the Gynaecology community itself or for broader issues which are not specialty specific, be achieved through the SAC Combined Action Group (CAG).