We expect future demand in endoscopy services to rise due to our ageing population and we are working to improve services. We are evaluating a new screening programme and applying skills from a range of disciplines including geographic mapping, mathematic modelling and population science to identify to improve quality and efficiency.
The Wessex Cancer Strategic Clinical Network governs the project that is delivered primarily by Wessex AHSN and its Centre for Implementation Science, based at the University of Southampton. It is being monitored and project managed by the Wessex Strategic Clinical Networks and Clinical Senate.
Endoscopy services are set to experience a surge in demand over the next five years due to the ageing population making greater demands on improved screening services. To manage this, project has been developed by the Centre for Implementation Science in partnership with the Cancer Clinical Network, involving all the service providers and commissioners throughout Wessex.