Virtual clinic - Age-related Macular Degeneration

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board had no formal discharge process for patients with Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and the service was reaching breaking point. A new AMD Pathway was developed, including a Discharge Policy and Process; Plan, Do, Study, Act methodology was used to test cycles of change for every weekly Virtual Clinic until the process was refined. 105 Patients were identified as eligible for discharge within this Pilot and 64 of these were discharged – reducing pressure on the service with more patients being discharged back to Primary Care with the right support and information in place.

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