Report

Scottish Access Collaborative Urology Final Report

30th September 2020

Scottish Access Collaborative Urology Final Report

Members of the Urology Speciality Sub-Group came from 20 different specialists
areas and 6 different NHS Board areas, giving the SubGroup both a broad geographic
and functional reach. The first step for the workshops was to identify common Urology
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 to support self-management and opt in for treatment, virtual consultations and dedicated vetting in secondary care, to direct referral for diagnostic tests from primary care and nationally accepted referral guidelines which are easy
to access and follow and can be adapted taking into account local variation. 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 Urology 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 Urology community itself or for broader issues
which are not specialty specific, be achieved through the SAC Combined Action Group (CAG).