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Outpatient follow-up appointments

At the moment many people who have received non-emergency treatment (elective care) at hospital will often be asked to return to hospital for follow up tests and care. But this doesn’t have to be the case.

We are considering how some routine tests and care could be offered in the community at locations which are more convenient to travel to for our patients.

Some follow-up appointments could potentially be done by telephone or using computers, so some people may not even have to leave home in the future.

Over the next few months we will be talking to patients, staff and the public to look at how we can have the best possible follow-up services, make the most of technology where we can, and use NHS resources in the most effective way.

What will I notice?

In the future, you may start to notice more options to have follow-up appointments outside of hospital.

 

Are you interested in helping to shape how services will work in the future? Please get in touch.