Joint Working Protocol: When a hospital, services or facility closes at short notice

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The Joint Working Protocol has been developed by NHS England and its partners to give guidance to organisations when a hospital, service or facility closes unavoidably at short notice.

The memorandum gives clear guidance and direction to any organisation involved in a short notice closure to take appropriate and timely action in supporting patients and making sure they get the care and treatment they deserve.