A collection of handbooks setting out best practice and ‘how-to’ solutions for each of the 14 high-volume elective care specialities has been published online by NHS England.

They are designed to ensure patients ‘see the right person, in the right place, first and every time’.

Over the course of five waves, each lasting 100 days, local systems worked with NHS England to run rapid testing of innovative approaches.

The handbooks set out practical and effective tips including how to get the right people involved from the beginning, negotiate internal processes at pace, and choose the right metrics for different projects.