3rd Patient Flow Congress: The strategy for urgent and emergency care
Time: 08:00 - 15:45
Venue: etc.venues, 11 Portland Street, Manchester M1 3HU
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Each year the NHS provides around 110 million urgent same-day patient contacts. Approximately 85 million of these are urgent GP appointments, and the rest are A&E or minor injuries-type visits
Some estimates suggest that between 1.5 to 3 million people who come to A&E each year could have their needs addressed in other parts of the urgent care system, they turn to A&E because it seems like the best or only option.
The rising pressures on A&E services also stem from continued growth in levels of emergency admissions and delayed transfers of care when patients are fit to leave the hospital.
This event will explore the key deliverables that need to be achieved over the next year to adhere to NHS England’s five year forward view, we will also be looking at how the Trusts and CCGs got on while attempting to meet the Government’s 2017/18 mandate.