Project support to improve London catheter care pathways

Analysing acute, community and London Ambulance Service data to innovate and recommend new models of care and workforce to enhance catheter care in London.

In England, 90,000 adults live in the community with a long term In Dwelling Catheter (IDC). Approximately half of these adults with an IDC will experience adverse effects. NHS London and the National CLEAR Programme are offering support to organisations interested in improving local catheter care pathways.

The opportunity

The project will involve linking and analysing acute, community and London Ambulance Service data, to innovate and recommend new models of care and workforce to enhance catheter care in London.

This pilot project will aim to:

  • Gain clarity on data collection and quality
  • Manage demand and capacity constraints
  • Enhance system-wide working

More detail on the type of support is detailed below. If you have any questions about the offer, please contact either or Sophia Hashmy regional lead for the project at

Download the London Catheter Care EOI

What will the catheter project involve?

The NHSE/I regional lead, together with CLEAR, will support, facilitate, and coordinate the project, which involve stakeholder engagement, cross-organisational data analysis and presenting findings of new models of care/workforce.


  • A clinically agreed and enhanced model of care that can enhance and standardise catheter care across London.
  • New models that align with the NHS Long Term Plan and support the restoration and recover of NHS services.
  • Quick wins that may be implemented during the project with wider, more detailed changes worked up as part of the outputs of the CLEAR programme.
  • A system-wide understanding of how changes can be made locally upon the findings of the CLEAR project.


  • Extensive report to determine the key improvements required to enhance the quality of the data collected by the system.
  • Initial set of analytics to provide insights into how care can be standardised across the system for catheter care.
  • Set of recommendations for possible next steps.
Dates (2022) Action required for London Catheter Care project sites
May Launch of project and requesting expression of interest
June  Applications close for London Catheter Care projects Monday 6 June.

Shortlisted sites will be invited for interview w/c 27 June.

July Sites notified of interview outcome w/c 25 July.

Submitting an expression of interest (EOI)

If you are interested in project support for analysing acute, community and London Ambulance service data to improve catheter care pathways for your patients and organisation, please read and complete all sections of the complete EOI document.

EOIs will need to be submitted by Monday 6 June 2022 by email to and regional lead for the project, Sophia Hashmy

More detailed information is outlined in the below PDF documents. If you would like this information in another format or are having trouble accessing these documents, please contact a member of the CLEAR team by emailing

Download the London Catheter Care EOI

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