The EST pilot is a reproduceable model which sees service improvement and added value for surgical units. Compared to usual practice, the EST is expected to generate value:
- For the health and care system, by providing: a cost-effective alternative to “usual practice” staffing models, improved system efficiency and improved workforce longevity and productivity.
- For surgeons in training, enabling more time to focus on activities which promote training and learning
- For EST advanced care practitioners (ACPs), providing opportunities for clinical career progression and skills enhancement
A report outlining the findings of the pilot, The Health Education England Extended Surgical Teams (HEEEST) Pilot: Year 1 Report, is now available.
Return on Investment
A return on investment tool has been developed to support surgical teams who are looking to demonstrate the economic return from investing in the extended surgical team staffing model.