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BackupV1 > RCP Case Studies and Top Tips, 2016-18 > Top Tips > Fairfield General Hospital: Making process improvements for urgent scanning of stroke patients

Communication Ensure there are clear aims for rapid imaging so all staff know what is expected. This is fundamental for an effective, efficient service, providing best patient care and optimising door-to-needle time.

Simplify Make the pathway clear and simple (remove barriers), especially when involving a large group of staff with a wide range of experience. e.g. dedicated protocols and pathways.

Rapid Reporting Ensure pathway in place to prioritise reporting of domain 1 imaging (first scan) 24/7.

Inclusivity Make all staff feel involved and take ownership of the service by giving good feedback, and giving access to and encouragement for study days and courses.

Top tips submitted by Andrea Maxwell, CT lead radiographer, and Michele Mayes, department manager, at Fairfield General Hospital, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

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