The CCGs in east London were facing a significant challenge of delivering improved cardiac care whilst reducing costs.

We helped them to explore innovative new ways of planning and delivering cardiac care across the boroughs by undertaking a review of the existing QIPP portfolio and used data triangulation to identify potential opportunity areas, as well as conducting a review of best practice.

We developed a transformational care pathway redesign for cardiology services with the potential to deliver savings of £1.3 million per year across the region.

The new pathway is expected to save £1.3 million each year

The CCGs are now planning for engagement with their local providers to discuss how they can implement this and other CCGs have been exploring how this new way of working could be delivered in their areas to improve patient care.