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RTT PTL Inflation - Challenges and Solutions

Date:  Thursday 29th February

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Microsoft Teams

This webinar is free to attend for NHS staff


Who should attend?

NHS staff who are involved or interested in the management of RTT patients, particularly in regard to ensuring an accurate RTT PTL through focused validation.


What will you gain?

A clear understanding of the trends in the national RTT PTL position, the effect inflation can have on the waiting list, and how to optimise your validation function to ensure a highly accurate waiting list with the minimum time, effort, and spend.​


Current Landscape:

  • A 5-year retrospective view of Trusts' RTT PTL trends

  • The current RTT PTL – waiting list size, performance, long waiters

  • The effect of PTL inflation on the RTT PTL

Approaches to address RTT PTL inflation:

  • Validating at a fixed week wait

  • 12-week revalidation 

  • Patient contact

Source Group's RTT PTL inflation solution:

  • How to focus validation on pathways requiring a PTL removal

  • How to identify errors and report root cause issues to services 

  • How to quantify what is an accurate PTL 

  • How to manage your validation function to achieve the desired level of PTL accuracy with minimal spend



Derek Hammond-Pears, Head of Information and Quality, Source Group

Derek joined the NHS in 2004 at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.  After several roles in Information and Audit he become a Senior Information Analyst in 2009 within the newly formed ‘Referral-to-Treatment Team’ where he developed the Trust’s suite of RTT reporting as well as leading its data through a wholescale PAS migration.


In 2016, as Elective Performance Manager, he was responsible for delivering across all of Electives as well as being Trust Lead for RTT. Then, after managing a complicated site-merger programme, he became Elective & Cancer Performance Manager in 2019. As well as overseeing a full refresh of Cancer reporting (as he had previously done for RTT), he also became the Trust Lead for Performance in Annual Planning.


Chris Brydon, Commercial Director, Source Group

Chris has more than a decade of experience working for organisations that support the NHS.  During his 7 years at Source Group, he has been integral in the advancement of our solutions and ensuring they are tailored to meet the client needs. Chris has account managed more than 75 validation projects, including multiple NHSEI commissioned national programmes.


About Source Group

Source Group are leaders in NHS data validation. With a 26 year history supporting the NHS, and 15 years with a strong focus on validation support. Source Group have provided validation to more than 102 Trusts, have validated 3.6 million pathways, have delivered 3 NHSEI national validation programmes, provided RTT training to more than 70 Trusts and have delivered validation projects using more than 21 EPR/PAS systems.

Over 250 NHS staff attended our last webinar, so we hope you can join us and hundreds of other NHS staff to discuss this current topic.

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Please note this is a re-run of the webinar on 31st January 2024.

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