PERFORMANCE: The introduction of a nurse led telephone clinic for follow up urology appointments has saved more than 200 hospital attendances at Salisbury Foundation Trust.

The clinic was set up by specialist urology nurses for patients with lower urinary tract symptoms, who are often elderly and can find it difficult to travel to hospital.

Urology specialist nurse Billy Richardson said: “We now have telephone clinics once a week for appropriate patients, and the  latest audit has shown that the majority of patients with urinary tract symptoms are now followed up in this way. This has cut over 200 hospital visits each year.”