Business Cases and SOPs

Examples of business cases and SOPs that have kindly been provided by individuals that have set up successful Enhanced Care services in their hospitals. The documents have been provided in Word format where possible for ease of use and editing for your own purposes.

Business Cases

The Perioperative Medicine Service at York was set up in 2015 and comprises anaesthetists, Specialist Nurses, ward nurses and the wider multidisciplinary team. It primarily focuses on improving outcomes for patients undergoing major elective colorectal surgery.


Surgical Enhanced Recovery Unit (SERU), Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust - Dr A Beckingsale & Ms Sarah Paice
The aim of SERU was to allow for higher risk patients to be operated on within the same hospital, under specialist experienced teams and prevent and minimise predictable transfers. It also paralleled the development of the Bone Infection Unit onsite.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

PACU offers care equivalent to Level 2 Critical Care for patients who have undergone a procedure in the central operating theatres. The care is delivered in the theatre recovery area. It is solely intended for patients with a planned duration of required escalated care of less than 24 hours.