The Fit For the Future programme at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust aims to improve the quality and safety of the care we offer our patients at the same time as delivering significant efficiency savings.

Imaging forms one of the twelve core Fit For the Future workstreams. Building on the Clinical Imaging and Medical Physics (CLIMP) Directorate’s recent ISAS (Imaging Services Accreditation Scheme) accreditation, and the service improvement and transformation work that the TOHETI programme is leading, CLIMP has demonstrated commitment as a Directorate, to embedding quality improvement into everyday practice. The learning that has been engendered through TOHETI will feed into the Fit For the Future Imaging Workstream and support its aims to further pull together Directorate-wide transformation/improvement themes.

Siemens Management Consulting

We are partnering with Siemens Management Consulting over a five-month period to drive the Internal Development workstream. We will, with Siemens’ support, define key areas of work where there is most opportunity to derive benefit.

Implementation of their Radiology Performance Management System will enable us to agree metrics which can then be reflected using data pulled from CRIS and displayed in easy to read/understandable dashboards and monitored over time.

Objectives of the project are to:

  • Improve operational grip
  • Facilitate proactive management
  • Activate capabilities to improve own area of work
  • Work smarter
  • Deliver against cost improvement targets
  • Improve patient and staff experience

The first CLIMP Rapid Improvement Event looked at Improving the Scheduling & Vetting processes for CT, MRI & Ultrasound.