Lcad Webinar

GIRFT webinar: Patient safety and Latest Clinically Appropriate Date (LCAD)

17 October 2022 1:30pm – 2:30pmBST (+01:00)
Virtual (MS Teams Live Events)

Patient safety and LCAD: how to prevent follow-up patients coming to harm 

There are 150m NHS outpatient appointments every year in England, two thirds of which are follow-up appointments. Latest Clinically Appropriate Date (LCAD) and Earliest Clinically Appropriate Date (ECAD) are nationally recommended data fields in patient administration systems (PAS) which capture a clinician’s judgement on the latest time a patient should next be assessed to prevent avoidable harm.  

Better reporting in these data fields can enable providers to monitor their follow-up demand, identify patient risk and improve clinical outcomes for patients, as well creating a national overview of demand for follow-up. 

This webinar, led by GIRFT’s joint clinical leads for ophthalmology, Lydia Chang and Alison Davis, will highlight the clinical value of using these data fields for ensuring timely follow-up and reducing patient harm across all specialties – not just ophthalmology – as well as outlining some technical know-how on using the LCAD and ECAD data fields.  

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Name: Sophie Sheard

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