A. POCT within Secondary Care
In order to achieve this goal a partnership needs to established between the primary and secondary care settings. In effect a governing body must be established that oversees governance and quality assurance across the two services. It is logical that as expertise already exists within POCT teams at Trusts, it should be these teams in partnership with their Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) that provide the strategy of introducing POCT within the community they serve. This model introduces a service where the CCGs commission the service from the Trust
Proposed Business Model within Secondary Care – Click on image to expand
- A. POCT team must have strong executive support from within the Trust to have the authority to implement changes to current practices and procedures and be able to dictate POCT governance
- B. The team will be clinically lead with a POCT Manager overseeing governance and quality assurance
- C. Strong partnership with IM&T in delivering solutions to capturing POCT results with a variety of technical equipment
- D. Pharmacy to procure consumables for POCT devices.
- E. Large gains to be made in joint procurement of testing equipment and consumables
- F. CPA/ISO accreditation although optional is highly recommended.
- G. Can be linked to CPA.
- H. POCT Board governing how POCT is delivered with Primary and Secondary care
- I. Service Level Agreement (SLA) essential between all stakeholders at Trust level involved in the delivery POCT within secondary care