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Follow Up Waiting List Validation


unnecessary outpatient attendances


your Follow Up waiting list 


clinician time and Trust spend is not wasted on unnecessary activity 


risk of clinical harm 


optimal patient care

Follow Up patients are potentially the cohort at greatest risk of clinical harm, for example, if the Follow Up date has been exceeded by a clinically relevant period of time. Also, unnecessary outpatient attendances are very common, leading to wasted clinician time and Trust spend. 

Clinical Risk Prioritisation


All pathways validated will be categorised into clearly defined cohorts based on clinical risk, enabling the Trust to take immediate action on those patients at the greatest clinical risk, minimising the risk of clinical harm occurring and ensuring patients are seen in order of need.

Reducing Unnecessary Outpatient Attendances


Identifying and removing unnecessary outpatient attendances ensures clinic slots and clinician time are not wasted by seeing patients who do not actually require an appointment. This is achieved through identifying which outpatient attendances are not required and removing the attendance.

Lost to Follow Up

Validation can determine the status of the Follow Up patient, identifying whether potential ‘lost to follow up’ patients do in fact require a further activity.

Average of 18% of attendances being categorised as unnecessary and removed

Average of 26% of patients identified as overdue their Follow Up date by a clinically significant period of time

Assurance that your patients are in the safest hands 

 Guaranteed outcomes within budget and to deadline

 Immediate impact, sustained improvements 

Best Practice Validation Methodology

Source Group conceived and utilises best practice validation methodology

Our Experience

Delivered three national and multiple regional NHSE/I commissioned data quality programmes

First organisation to successfully deliver a live national PTL

Analysed over 200 million pathways spanning 137 Acute Trusts 

Validated over 3 million pathways across 75 Acute Trusts 

Provided RTT training to over 70 NHS Trusts

“I would highly recommend Source Group as a validation provider

and Clear PTL as a validation management tool”  


Tracey Sentance – Head of Operations - United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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