We’ve gone System Perfect!

From 2 October, all NHS providers and health and social care partners in Doncaster and Worksop are taking part in System Perfect.

This is a week-long exercise which looks at how health and social care pathways function when all hands are on deck and everything is working exactly as it should. A project which happens several times a year, the focus this time around is emergency and urgent care and looking at how we can get patients home as safely and soon as possible.

Throughout the summer months, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals saw a significant rise in Emergency Department attendances, due to a range of factors, however this was particularly prevalent amongst people aged 18 to 35, often termed as ‘millennials’.

Throughout next week the System Perfect team will be seeking to better understand the usage of the service, as well as where care and treatment can be improved for patients.

This week, you can help the System Perfect project by making sure you, your friends and family use health services appropriately. If you become ill, injured and are unsure what to do next, we’ve created this handy webpage to help guide which service you choose: www.dbth.nhs.uk/health

You can also join over 1,500 local residents who have recently completed a survey which asks why people use the Emergency Department. With just six questions, it only takes a few minutes to complete, and by doing so you can help to improve local services. Take it here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VL99FJ5