A service for clients with MND was developed over the past 5 years within VCRS to allow this group of service users easy access to the multidisciplinary team (MDT) throughout the duration of their illness.
We are interested in improving the coordination, communication and care of patients with MND, from diagnosis to end of life, supported by NICE (2016) and MNDA guidelines. We developed individual speciality pathways to encourage prudent healthcare and bridged links in service provision to reduce individual therapy visits, duplication of referrals and assessments and ineffective communication within VCRS and the wider MDT.
The purpose of the service evaluation was to examine if the current service provision actually meets the needs of the service users and their families. We also wanted to identify areas which require further improvement.
We are keen to share this piece of work to demonstrate how existing practices can be altered in order to provide a more prudent and equitable service to this group of clients.