The NCPS develops healthcare policy and models of care relating to surgery, such as the Model of Care for Acute Surgery and Model of Care for Elective Surgery. A key project for the NCPS over the next 6 months is the development of specialty models of care to act as a reference document for future development of the specialties of Vascular Surgery, Urology and ENT.
A see and treat clinic is defined as ‘seeing the patient and treating the patient’s minor surgical complaint in a single visit’. Appropriate patients can be directly referred by their GP for a single “one stop” hospital visit that includes surgical treatment, such as a minor operation. Patients are referred back to their GP for any necessary follow up.