Urgent and emergency care networks

Under this new care model outlined in the NHS five year forward view, the urgent and emergency care system would be simplified to provide better integration between A&E departments and other services that provide and support urgent treatments. Changes include the development of hospital networks with access to specialist centres, new partnership options for smaller hospitals and greater use of pharmacists and out-of-hours GP services.

There would be further freedoms for nurses, midwives and ambulance teams, and strengthened clinical triage and advice services to help patients navigate the whole system more successfully.

An alternative guide to the urgent and emergency care system


Pressures on accident and emergency services

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John Appleby
With pressures on accident and emergency services often in the headlines, John Appleby looks at the facts behind A&E attendances.

Sir Bruce Keogh: Review of urgent and emergency care

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Professor Sir Bruce Keogh
Sir Bruce Keogh introduces the findings of NHS England's review of urgent and emergency care, stressing the need for a fundamental shift in the provision of urgent care.

Key publication

Urgent and emergency care: A review for NHS South of England


This paper brings together the findings of our review of 35 organisations - a piece of work carried out by The King's Fund, commissioned by NHS South of England.