Urgent and emergency care

NHS delivers millions of routine treatments in toughest summer

NHS staff have delivered millions more tests and treatments this summer while hospitals cared for thousands more patients with COVID, according to new figures released today. There were 3.9 million diagnostic tests and 2.6 million patients started consultant-led treatment over June and July, compared with 2.7 million tests and 1.6 million treatments over the same […]

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Wide support for more comprehensive urgent care indicators

Patients, clinicians and the public have welcomed proposals for a comprehensive set of indicators for urgent care. The updated standards aim to capture what matters clinically to patients, end hidden waits and reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. The proposed bundle of 10 measures takes account of changes in the way that urgent and emergency […]

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NHS seeks views on next steps for assessing urgent care

Patients, clinicians and the public are being invited to give their views on a comprehensive set of indicators for urgent care. The updated standards aim to capture what matters clinically and to patients, end hidden waits and reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. This is the next stage in a developmental process first initiated in […]

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