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