Gynaecology MDT Coordinator Colleen Clegg Claire Emery
The role of the MDT Coordinator • To monitor and track cancer patients ensuring that their journey is processed in a timely and efficient manner in line with the Cancer Waiting Time Targets. • To provide full administrative support to the Cancer Multidisciplinary Team Meeting.
Cancer Waiting Time Targets Shorter waiting times can help to ease patient anxiety and, at best, can lead to earlier diagnosis, quicker treatment, a lower risk of complications, an enhanced patient experience and improved cancer outcomes.
Cancer Waiting Time Targets • Maximum two week wait for an urgent GP referral for suspected cancer to first hospital assessment • Maximum 31 day wait from decision to treat to first treatment • Maximum 62 day wait from urgent GP referral for suspected cancer to first treatment
How do we track patients? • Referral received • Appointments office arrange first clinic appt within 14 days and forward referral to MDT Coordinator • Tracking form completed • Patient attends first appointment • Identify investigations needed • Ensure appointments booked in timely manner radiology, theatre etc • If not contact relevant Department to discuss
How do we track patients? • Once investigation performed obtain result and discuss with Consultant • Add patient’s name to MDT if required • Once treatment plan established ensure appointment for patient to be advised of diagnosis is made (Decision to Treat) • Liaise with Department responsible for providing treatment • Ensure treatment date is prior to 62 target date wherever possible
Multidisciplinary Team Meeting • Gynaecology MDT held Thursday morning • MDT team – Core members • Ensure all patients added to agenda • Notes available and investigations completed • Minutes • Actions to be taken