Liz Jones and Daniel Mercer are currently working with the London Diagnostics Team to support a comprehensive recovery and transformation programme which has been running since June 2020. The TCST diagnostics optimisation programme has been paused since the start of the pandemic. Working with the regional team has provided an opportunity to share learning, expertise and experience to support ICS and Pan London initiatives improve endoscopy and imaging services.
The London diagnostics programme has a broad scope and includes the establishment of Imaging and Endoscopy Academies, workforce, clinical, operational, digital and data workstreams. A significant challenge across the board is workforce. The programme team works closely with lead clinicians and project managers from each ICS and a significant strand of the programme is to help ICSs set up their own arrangements to lead on much of this work in the future.