Do-it-yourself care pathways
There are over 1300 local care maps on the Map of Medicine. Some of these are adapted from the Map’s evidence-based, best practice care pathways, but many have been created locally completely from scratch. With new care maps being published across the country each month, there are plenty of different care pathways to explore. To get you started, here are a few of the most recent additions:
Low priority and limited clinical value procedures (South Devon) This neat little pathway has been designed to inform clinicians about treatments that are not normally funded by NHS Devon, Torbay Care Trust or NHS Plymouth. It clearly lists the essential background information a clinician would need along with the referral criteria to make the referral decision process smoother and more effective.
Cow’s milk protein allergy (Southampton Area) The team in Southampton have created this pathway to give clinicians a helping hand with recognising the signs of a milk allergy in babies and as a starting point for ensuring that feeding mums have the correct information.
Hand/wrist pain (Leeds) Covering six of the most common hand/wrist problems, this pathway has been designed to guide clinicians in Leeds from diagnosis through to the first outpatient appointment. It also contains all the necessary administrative information to help make the referral process that little bit easier. Why not log into the Map and explore for yourself? If you would like more information about these three care pathways or any pathway on the Map then please get in touch.